Cre­ative plat­form for lo­cal artists

Zululand Observer - Weekender - - ZO CITY BEAT - Welling­ton Mak­wakwa

Lo­cal artists show­cased their tal­ent dur­ing the Ward 16 Arts and Cul­ture Fes­ti­val at uMkho­bose Re­serve in eSikhaleni on Thurs­day. Or­gan­ised by ward Coun­cil­lor Thami Phahla, the fes­ti­val’s aim was to recog­nise artists and ex­pose them to avail­able op­por­tu­ni­ties within the in­dus­try. Maskandi giant Th­walofu ad­dressed young­sters on de­vel­op­ing their craft.

King Cetshwayo The­atri­cal So­ci­ety ex­ec­u­tive Pa­trick Qwabe pre­sented a mo­ti­va­tional ad­dress, as did SATMA award­win­ning poet, Mbalenhle ‘Magcwabe’ MkhizeMabaso and other lo­cal artists. Ad­dress­ing the com­mu­nity on arts and cul­ture is Ward 16 Coun­cil­lor Thami Phahla

Show­cas­ing his paint­ings is Ben Thuzi of Ub­ho­jwana Arts and Craft Per­form­ing her bal­let skills is dancer Nosipho Mkhize

Leg­endary maskandi mu­si­cian Th­walofu and kwaito man MaAfrika also con­trib­uted to mo­ti­vate the youth

Welling­ton Mak­wakwa

Dis­play­ing their work are Nkosingiphile Nxumalo and Andile Mthembu

Young poet Sbekezelo Sime­lane

Recit­ing her po­etry is SATMA award-win­ning poet Mbali ‘Magcwabe’ Mkhize-Mabaso

Ad­dress­ing artists on var­i­ous is­sues is mu­si­cian and ac­tor Pa­trick Thabiso Qwabe from the King Cetshwayo The­atri­cal So­ci­ety

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