His and Hers Jams is proud to present the third annual “Women And Art” event that will take place on the 26th of August at the Eyethu Life Style Centre in Soweto. This year’s theme is the powerful and relevant “The People Against Abuse”. The event aims to showcase the best female talent and to add to the multiple voices against abuse in our communities. The organisers believe that :
“It is imperative for us to take a stand and continue to create safe spaces for women.”
The focus of this latest gathering is on multi-versed musicians. A host of artists consisting of composers, arrangers, instrumentalists and vocalists will treat the audience to powerful performances.
Kasi music enthusiasts are urged not to miss the Siya Makuzeni sextet’s first ever performance in Soweto. The mercurial Makuzeni is a trombone player, with majestic vocals and a rich tone accompanied by a wise interpretation. Her genre-busting style is influenced by drum and bass, hip hop, traditional Xhosa music and electronica.The line-up also features Beaucy Nkosi, a female singer-song writer, guitarist and composer from Soweto, who is an inherent perfectionist committed to excellence.
Those attending will also enjoy Gauteng’s finest selectors; Wenawedwa, Thuli Majozi, The Playlista, Lady Lounger and S-Girl.
Zanele Mashinini, a Soweto-based visual artist and curator has made the selections for this year’s exhibition, which features another Sowetan creative, Nompumelelo Ngoma. Her work interrogates the custom of Lobola (dowry), a fundamental element of African traditional marriages. In her paintings she explores issues of femininity, identity and gender, as she questions the notion of domesticity and vulnerability within the context of African tradition.
His and Hers Jams is a Soweto-based multi-media collective comprised of young musicians, event coordinators and music lovers. The collective has independently hosted a variety of specialty musical events, including the recent Soweto International Jazz Day. The company made its mark on the live music scene with a hugely popular monthly event series that provided a platform for a variety of seasoned musicians to perform in the township.
Their multi-media platform exposes a variety of artists to the community through activities such as live music, photographic exhibitions and screenings of films produced by independent filmmakers.
Date: 26 August 2018 Time: 14:00 – 00:00 Venue: Eyethu Lifestyle Centre Mofolo, Soweto Entrance Fee: R100