Jazz music has not always been popular among Batswana. It was predominantly a genre made fashionable by African American communities in the 19th and 20thcenturies. Jazz music in Africa is deeply rooted within the black experience of the apartheid era says jazz promoter and radio show host Shima Monageng.
In their efforts to save face and cover their tracks, the Ministry of Youth Empowerment, Sport and Culture Development (MYESCD) is said to have called the late Soares Katumbela’s family pledging to release the funds they had promised to give him as part of sponsorship for his planned Francistown International Jazz Festival.
Prolific photographer Thalefang Charles is set to take us on a journey that depicts his grand fascination with rain clouds. The exhibition, which is titled ‘Maru A Pula’, will open to the public from September 20 at Thapong Visual Arts Centre in Gaborone.
With a little over three decades that Batswana have been fighting the spread of HIV and AIDS it is safe to say that there is a ray of light at the end of the tunnel.
As the old saying goes, “You need to walk a mile in someone’s shoes to get to know them” and that is exactly what I and other 55 midnight walkers put into practice over the past weekend.
Hype is building up around Annual Young Authors Awards, (AYAA) as the coveted creative writing project is billed to kickoff the coming week in schools around the Kgatleng Educational Region.
Often relegated to the slums of artistry, fine arts are hardly appreciated and often misunderstood as the ugly step sister of the more popular performing arts. The ugly duckling may soon blossom into a beautiful swan.
Assistant Minister of Youth Sports and Culture Kefentse Mzwinila explained that through arts and crafts artists are able to convey a vast array of heritage.
The London Evening Post of July 18th 2011 captured President Lt Gen Ian Khama peering from beneath a salt and peppery bush of afrobefitting a man of his bearing and vintage. To his credit, the more salt than pepper thatch says “authoritative” more than it says “old.”
The National Gender Commission (NGC) held a two day capacity building workshop in Gaborone which concluded on Friday. The mandate of the NGC is to influence government to priorities issues relating to gender and development including gender mainstreaming, gender equality and governance.
It is 2 o’clock in the afternoon, the sun is at its peak and the heat is scorching. An elderly woman who plies her trade hawking an assortment of sweets, airtime and soft drinks on the streets of Commerce Park is huffing and puffing behind a wheel barrow. The squeaking trundle contains all her business enterprise.
The Goldies Festival, which was held for the first in Palapye on New Year’s Eve 2016 is set to return for the second instalment later this year. The festival is a premium live music event targeting the adult market.
Barely a couple of months after making Forbes Africa’s 30 under 30 most promising young entrepreneurs local entrepreneur Knight Ganje has again made the list for 100 most influential young Africans by Africa Youth Awards (AYA). Ganje, who is director of H&G Advertising agency said he was humbled by the recognition.
Lights, cameras, fashion! The wait for the renowned Masa Square Hotel Fashion Show is almost over! Tickets to the much-anticipated show slated for the 21st of October 2017, have been released. Fashion enthusiasts, avid fans and premier business professionals alike can look forward to a stellar display of Botswana-enriched designs of a world class appeal.
Known for its creative spin on industry insights, local platform Ideas Expo has been exploring the intersection of business and creativity to find creative answers to commercial questions for seven years.
Many coffee table photo- books have been published over the years about the incredibly amazing flora and fauna that Botswana has to offer. From the Tsodilo Hills to the the
Justice Gaolekwe has one of the most recognisable voices in the country – the result of a 35-year career as a primetime newsreader on Radio Botswana. It was his voice that informed us of some of the most significant events of the past three and a half decades. It’s a long list of stories that define Botswana’s history.
It is that time of the year again that when people from all over the SADC region and beyond gear up to get down to the fun filled activities offered by the annual Gaborone International Music and Culture (GIMC) week. To kick start spring, slated for the 1st of September 2017 is the GIMC Comedy Extravaganza.
A highly anticipated book of written works by women from Botswana is on the cards, and is expected to be published soon. The book, titled ‘Women Writing Botswana’, features both upcoming and established writers, and is a collection of non fiction and fiction works which have been gathered over the past years, says co-editor and facilitator of the project Mary Lederer.
It was a nightmare. The dreams and expectations of an entire nation were about to come crashing down. In a world where fake news have become the order of the day, one would have easily brushed it aside as such. But with every bit of news that began to filter in and reputable agencies like the BBC confirming the unthinkable, an entire nation stood still.
Last year, as part of the weeklong event, organisers of Gaborone International Music and Culture Week (GIMC) added theatre to their list of performing arts. August 26 will mark the fourth instalment of the extravaganza.