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The first ever poetry session in the Vhembe district had attracted poets and poetry lovers from all corners of the district. At least three established poets from Gauteng joined the sessions at the Thulamela Main Library and participated in a feast of poetry. The quality performances and quality material proved that the district had instantly become a home of the spoken word. A young poet, Arehone Matambele, recited a sterling poem entitled A Pain for a Gain, to critical acclaim and acceptance by audience. “It was a great honour to procure a platform from the Nwala Writers Club as we had to converse through poetry,” she said. “Poetry is the best method I
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use to pour out what is inside me. And through this art of poetry, I desire to succour, apprise and spread the gospel.” Another poet, Aniki Nefale recited a poem challenging the mantra “united we stand, divided we fall”. Her poem, Untitled, tackled issues of hatred and the ugliness which continues to be the order of the day. Three poets, Gin Daily, Ezra Selulu and Anga Mamfanya, travelled all the way from Gauteng, to come and share the stage with Vhembe poets. The spokesperson for the Nwala Writers Club and publisher at Vhakololo Press, Tshifhiwa Given Mukwevho, said that youths possessed far much greater talent and performance skills than what he had thought of them when he
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first walked into the hall. “Not that I underestimate the youths’ talent and capabilities,” he said. “Sometimes you just look at all the quiet faces and you think that all about them ends in the quietness of their faces. Their voices, as poets, are amazing.” Mukwevho said that, having travelled the world and performed on international stages, he could surely confess that the poets here in Vhembe district were as talented and skilful as poets from other parts of the world. “All they need is continued support and mentorship from supportive organisations such as Nwala Writers Club, to ensure that their poems are developed into publishable material,” he said.
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Tshakhuma residents will wrap up 2016 with a drama and music festival scheduled to take place at Tshisimani Campus Main Hall. The 2nd Annual Drama and Music Festival for Tshakhuma community is scheduled for 31 December and it will start at 10:00. The organiser of the event, Tshidino Ndou, said he was excited about the success of the previous event held at the Apostolic Faith Mission earlier this year. He added that the first event had paved a smooth path for the second festival to grow to considerable proportions. “The main objective of the festival is not just to entertain the community, but to help young people by honing their musical and acting skills and teach them how to create businesses in the arts,” he said. Local drama groups will
also entertain the attendees with new, authentic performances. The director had also invited some professional actors and actresses to come and motivate ambitious and up-and-coming actors and actresses. The guest speakers would among others include Susan “Fheli” Ravuku, Mulisa Tshidaho, Godfrey Musubi, Thivhulawi Mabada, Joel Mulaudzi, Boko Simango and Cllr Ntavhanyeni Munyai. “They will all share essential tips with young people,” he said. “This year we have two secret artists who will be unveiled during the festival.” One of the artists billed to perform, Mavutha, said he has a surprise for his fans. “I have two surprises for my followers and I would like to urge them to come in numbers,” he said. Mavutha is a local artist groomed by Tshid-
ino. He shot to fame with his controversial house song Ndo fara mudifho, which was released in 2008 under Vhadino House Group. Local artists lined up to perform include the likes of Khakhathi & Friends, Humbulani Ramagwedzha, Jininka, Sikheli Junior, Zwido, Tshidino Ndou, Mavutha, Ras Mulweli, Bashy Jah Bless, Rofhiwa Gabara, Small G, Phumu Gee, Ravhalusani Ratshitanga, Thabelo “Lady TH” Mathuga, Lutendo Munyai, Mash B, The Prince, Tendani “LadyT” Mushasha and Purenation Pantsula. Tshidino said that the event moved to Tshisimani Campus because it was necessary to take the event to an educational place. For more information about the festival please contact the organiser on 073 612 0155 or visit www. vhadinogroup.co.za . By Elmon Tshikhudo
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starts at home. I could have done it somewhere else, but felt that home was best and this would allow my peers to After years change their mindset and see that great things happens in towns. Everything is possible with of working in the shadows of others and many collaborations, son of the soil dedication,” he said. and master poet Owen Muebi of Duthuni Muebi said he was overwhelmed with outside Thohoyandou finally came out of happiness looking at the support he got from his cocoon and released his debut solo CD, the community and fellow artists. “I am very Tshelede. excited and motivated and I can now promise The much-anticipated CD was launched the best to come. I have also realised that as amidst fanfare at the Duthuni ACZ a few a united front, artists from this area have a weeks ago. In attendance were many artists bright future,” added Muebi. who came to support him, local traditional About his son, Bono, Muebi said: “The boy leader Chief Nnwaamato Ligege, government is a wonder. He recites all my poems, even representatives, traditional leaders, pastors some that are very old which I have forgotten and community members. about. He is a great poet with a bright future Young Bono Muebi stole the limelight from ahead of him.” Well known poet Nduvhuho his father when he collaborated in the track Mabonyane, better known as Dzomo la Venda Vhutshilo na Lufu. The seven-year-old Grade in the entertainment arena, also performed 3 learner at Tshusahulu Primary School left during the launch. He commended Muebi for the fans eating from the palms of his hands having thought of home for his launch. “We with an electric performance that will stay in are here as one to support Muebi during his the minds of many for a long time. launch. As artists, we are very motivated to Muebi, an SABC presenter who is also a see one of us coming up with such powerful nominee in the Mapungubwe Arts Awards project. We are also very impressed by the 2016, said he launched his solo album at home unity displayed by all the artists who came to to inspire the youth in his village. “Charity support one of us,” he said.