African Gumbo 2019

13 May 2019 - 23:15

Conceived and Directed by Maxwell Xolani Rani

African Gumbo is about celebrating Africa as a continent and its dynamic influences in the modern world through African and African Diaspora dances staged with 21st century interpretations. The month of May is celebrated as Africa month and it is an important event in the history of Africa. African Gumbo explores materials of decolonisation by focusing on telling Africa’s stories which are written by themselves and owned by themselves. This means ‘writing back’ against the ongoing colonialism and colonial mentalities that permeate our ways of being, education, media, government policies, and ‘common sense’. African Gumbo celebrates such a cause, through dance, African music, African cuisine and scholarly discussions in a resistive Nubian way…

Friday 17th May 19h30

Saturday 18th May 13h00 (Matinee)

Saturday 18th May 16h00

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Dance Section, UCT Lower Campus, Loverswalk, Rondebosch