Performing arts organisation uplifts

2017-01-10 06:01
PHOTO: nosipho mkhize Swazi’Elihle general secretary Sphelele Hlengwa and vice-chairperson Sphesihle Nqubuku.

PHOTO: nosipho mkhize Swazi’Elihle general secretary Sphelele Hlengwa and vice-chairperson Sphesihle Nqubuku.

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SPHESIHLE Shabalala’s purpose is to show communities that Clermont and KwaDabeka is not all about crime, that these areas have people who are talented in various sectors, which is why he formed the NPO, Swaz’Elihle Performing Arts.

Sphelele Hlengwa, the organisation’s general secretary, said Swaz’Elihle Performing Arts is multidisciplinary performing arts organisation.
“We plan community events and do films as part of developing our community. The organisation also has various projects under its banner, namely the Under Age Dreamers, which focuses on dramatic arts, Swaz’Elihle the Musical, which specialises on a cappella and we have Senzi and Sphe, gospel artists who have been groomed by the organisation.”

Swaz’Elihle’s aim is to promote a culture of open dialogue and healthy debate, to nurture and develop young artistic talent primarily from the community of KwaDabeka and Clermont as well as foster a culture of human rights, respect and oppose all forms of discrimination.
“As reflected in our aims, we believe in the power of the Swaz’Elihle events and in the power of performance and the arts to create safe spaces for dialogue, healthy debate and productive human interaction.
“We believe in a society where poets and artists have no space and time to keep quiet and ignore the events and happenings around them.

“Every event we host matters to us and our community, as long as it brings the best to them, it is worth being done,” he said.

Swaz'Elihle, in partnership with Mshengu Communications, hosted “Iskomplazi Ikhaya Lami” last month at Sub 5 Community Hall.
“The day was filled with lots of fun while showcasing various talent in the community.

“There were performing artists, motivational speakers, awards, presentation on various topics, competitions and gifts.
“There was also performances by Terrence Dlamini, Mncedi Mc Nungu, Slow and Thabani, Cheez Intemnandi, Imbong'Ehlaziya Amaqiniso, Prospector, New Generation, Thinasonke, Born To Be Stars, B.E, Love world Pro, Senzi and Sphe, Syabonga Ntuli, Da-3 Mayors, Ma-7, Ithuba labasha, Mpesshi, UnderAge Dreamers, Unique lovers, Crazy Movers, Worse Behavior, DB, Frolics, Dj Vibe and Dj O-men.”

For more information on Swazi­ ’Elishe, phone 084 080 1786 or 071 720 6118 or email iskomplazi khayalam@gmail.com

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