2019 / 2020
KWATHI KE KALOKU
The children’s theatre production, Kwathi ke Kaloku, is a celebration of Xhosa children’s literature and indigenous music by award-winning author and storyteller, Sindiwe Magona, and renowned local musician, Bongani Sotshononda and his United Nations of Africa band.
In Kwathi ke Kaloku, Magona and the cast perform a combination of two of her well-known children’s tales, “The bestmeal ever!” and “Stronger than lion” to the live soundtrack of Sotshononda’s enchanting sounds – instruments such as the marimba, kora and kudu horns are used.
Based on a true experience, this entertaining production teaches children the valuable lesson that fortune favours the brave and brings a message of hope and determination to audience members young and old.
The production was first developed by the CTMA in 2017 and showcased at various venues during the following two years. In 2019 it was included in the Toyota US Woordfees children’s theatre programme and enjoyed a successful run of four productions at Amazink Theatre in Kayamandi Township in Stellenbosch.
In June 2020 a recorded version of the play showcased online at the Virtual National Arts Festival (vNAF) in Makhanda. Due to Covid 19 restrictions the National Arts Festival was held entirely online from 25 June to 5 July 2020.
Although the Festival is now something of the past, the platform remains available for artists to present and showcase their work.
- March 2019 @ Toyota US Woordfees (Amazink Live Theatre, Kayamandi, Stellenbosch)
July 2020 @ vNAF
(children, parents, teachers)
- Toyota US Woordfees: 600
- vNAF: Unrestricted
- Lead actor and 3 supporting actors
- Musical director
- 4 Musicians
- Video director
- Video editor
“Always, Story brings cheer. But in
these bleak times, when everything
familiar lives only in hungry memory,
Story is gold to the soul.“
Award Winning Author and Creator
Kwathi ke Kaloku