Mandla Mlangeni: fluent in the language of jazz

Mandla Mlangeni is a jazz trumpeter and composer who has become a popular fixture on local and international stages. A gifted bandleader, Mlangeni has carved out […]

By |June 14th, 2019|0 Comments

Amy Jephta: Championing theatre for and by women

This year’s Standard Bank Young Artist for Theatre is Amy Jephta. She is a playwright who has also built a reputation as a filmmaker, activist […]

By |April 22nd, 2019|0 Comments

5 artistic innovators receive ‘ultimate accolade’

Mandla Mlangeni, Kitty Phetla, Megan-Geoffrey Prins, Amy Jephta and Gabrielle Goliath join the Standard Bank Young Artist honour roll 
Since its inception almost four decades ago, […]

By |October 31st, 2018|0 Comments

Thandi Ntuli: the disciple of cool


 

‘A world without music would be like walking in a grey world, difficult to get through. I think art helps us get through some of […]

By |June 20th, 2018|0 Comments

Musa Hlatshwayo: exploring black male identity

‘This is an opportunity to create and stage work that will hopefully address the sociopolitical ills that we are currently going through, particularly in KwaZulu-Natal, […]

By |June 11th, 2018|0 Comments

Jemma Kahn: the pay-off of taking risks

We asked theatre maker Jemma Kahn, this year’s Standard Bank Young Artist for Theatre, what she’s been working on for this year’s National Arts Festival. […]

By |May 3rd, 2018|0 Comments

Jazztown 2018: mining the past to unearth music’s gems

The who’s who of jazz will descend on Grahamstown this July for the 31st Standard Bank Jazz Festival, which runs concurrently to the National Arts […]

By |April 30th, 2018|0 Comments

Young Artists prepare to take the wrappers off

Each year the Festival celebrates the work of the recipients of the Standard Bank Young Artist Awards, with each artist presenting exciting new work that […]

By |April 29th, 2018|0 Comments

Chuma Sopotela sets the stage for new rituals

Standard Bank Young Artist Chuma Sopotela’s journey into performance art was driven by her disillusionment with the mainstream scene in Cape Town, and her love […]

By |February 26th, 2018|0 Comments

Tuning in to Guy Buttery’s global language

It is the first time since 1981 that the prestigious Standard Bank Young Artist Award for Music has has been given to a non-classical artist, writes Estelle Sinkins
KEEPING the […]

By |January 30th, 2018|0 Comments