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Celebrating SA at Liefde by die Dam

CARINA KLOPPERS

On 6 August, Jacaranda FM hosted Liefde by die Dam at the Emmarentia Dam in Johannesburg. After the event’s success on Youth Day 2016, Liefde by die Dam once again celebrated youth and South African music, by showcasing local talent at a full day family event.

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Seoul Metropolitan Dance Theatre to visit UP

REBECCA WOODROW

The Seoul Metropolitan Dance Theatre will be performing traditional Korean dances at the University of Pretoria’s Aula Theatre on 2 August at 18:00 for 18:30. Admission is free and seating is limited. The performance by Seoul Metropolitan forms part of 2017 Korea Week, as the Embassy of the Republic of Korea is celebrating 25 years of diplomatic relations between the Republic of Korea and South Africa.

The celebrations begin with the K-pop World Festival Regional Preliminary at Pretoria’s Barnyard Theatre on 29 July. Presentations in the winner’s round of the Embassy’s Essay Contest will take place on 31 July at the Embassy in Pretoria. Korea Week concludes in the first week of August with the traditional dance performance at UP and an academic forum from 3 to 4 August at the Sheraton Hotel.

For more information on the Embassy’s cultural events, visit their official Facebook page.

 

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Savanna Newcomer Showcase 2017

CARLY TWADDLE

On Sunday 28 May, the Soweto Theatre hosted the sold-out annual Savanna Newcomer Showcase hosted by Savanna Premium Cider in conjunction with VUZU Amp, Sunday World, and Kaya FM 95.9. The showcase featured 24 up-and-coming comedians from all over the country. The showcase provides a platform for newcomers to show off their talents. This platform is especially useful as it puts the performers in the spotlight for this year’s Savanna Comics’ Choice Awards – which will take place in September – and exposes them to the comics who will be nominating and voting for them. The five nominees for the Newcomer category will be announced on 12 July. The Newcomer of the Year 2016 winner, Ebenhaezer Dibakwane, was a guest performer at the showcase. He told Perdeby how much the showcase and winning the award has helped him in the past year. He says that, as a performer, it is very valuable for his heroes to have thought him to be worthy; it has really propelled his career.

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23rd Annual Pulse-Intercare Talent Show

SHAUN SPROULE

On 16 July, the 23rd annual Pulse-Intercare Talent Show was held at the Musaion Theatre on Hatfield campus, giving medical students a chance to showcase their talents. This year’s event consisted of dance, poetry, singing, acting, an art exhibition and recitals on various instruments.

The masters of ceremony, Jannes Badenhorst and Laura de Bruin, entertained the audience between performances with their humour and easy stage presence. Performers of various ages represented different areas of study including Occupational Therapy, Dentistry, Radiography and Medicine. Performances showcased a range of talents from Appolonia Malapane’s reading of her poem “Eyes”, to a Spanish guitar crowd favourite performed by Stephan Brink and Charl Kotze. Some of the best performances of the night included the band Kadawer, formed especially for the night, with their rendition of Toto’s “Hold the line” and Michelle Marx’s performance of “Creep” by Radiohead.

Performances for the event are chosen by a panel of judges comprising lecturers from the Medical faculty and the Pulse Committee.

 

Image: Stefan Stander

Werner Cloete ahead of Capital Craft Beer Festival 2017

UNOSHAMISA CHIRADZA

Perdeby spoke to comedian Werner Cloete ahead of his performance at Capital Craft Beer Festival 2017. The festival will take place on 10 June, featuring craft breweries showcasing their beers, and live performances.

 

What does it mean for you to be a part of the Capital Craft Beer Festival?

Being part of the Capital Craft Beer festival and the team behind Park Acoustics is great. I honestly think it's one of the best-run events in the country and always a lot of fun! Adding some comedy to the day is a bonus!

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