National Arts Festival 2020: Day 10 Programme and Highlights

Thandiswa Mazwai. Picture: Rosetta Msimango
Thandiswa Mazwai. Picture: Rosetta Msimango

Having gone virtual for the first time in its 46 year lifespan, the (virtual) National Arts Festival presents its ninth day of 11, boasting over 270 shows in newly digitised offering. Viewers are able to access the festival by buying a R600 festival pass for the entire duration of the festival, or buying tickets for select events. Running completely virtual for the first time in the festival's 46 year history, the festival will be presenting work that speaks to these unique times, and will feature the results of many new collaborations, experimental forms and new ways to engage with the arts and audiences. 

Day 10 Highlights

FUTURE NOSTALGIA SOUNDSYSTEM

Multimedia explorations with Future Nostalgia celebrating music and the culture of listening through records in the form of mixes, sonic lectures, visual art and journalism.

LESEDI: THE RISE OF LULU MLANGENI

A beautifully shot documentary film offering a window to Lulu Mlangeni’s journey into dance, and her reflections on the journey ahead.

THE TEXTURE OF SILENCE

The Texture of Silence explores the interface between composed and improvised music and visual art, bringing together jazz, indigenous instruments and the visual musings of Mzwandile Buthelezi.

FORGETTING. AND MEMORY

A poetry and film meditation and ritual that asks: what must we remember, of who we are, if we hope to heal, and create new futures, especially in this moment of global change?

THANDISWA MAZWAI

Defying categorisation, her sound incorporates African Traditional, Jazz, Afrosoul and House

Day 10 of the National Arts Festival
Day 10 of the National Arts Festival