Host: Nowadays Poetry Organisation
Racing The Cherry :
Nowadays Poetry Presents …… Racing the Cherry (A Strange Fruit)
RACING THE CHERRY (A STRANGE FRUIT)
Poetry show focussing on the insidious racial tension in South Africa, past and present. It also will touch on matters of gender and sexuality. The show will be on 30 January 2016. Poets, being the reflectors of the mood in society, including social ills in their environment, will be making critical comments on the issues arising that have been plaguing our 22-year old Democratic South Africa.
The big question will be: How long will it take us to taste the sweet fruit of Liberation from the social ills of Racism and Sexism.
The point is to inspire creative articulation, constructive thought and positive action in our society. The show will take place at the BAT Centre, at 12 pm, it’s a Free Event and open for all members of the public. The content promises to be socio-political, candid, satirical and unapologetic, come with an open heart and mind.
The concept explored….
Sexing the Cherry to Racing The Cherry
The theme is partly inspired by the title of a novel written in 1989 by Jeanette Winterson dealing with the journeys of a woman and her protégé Jordan, to find exotic fruits (strawberries, cherries and other luscious personal discoveries). Basically theirs journey is a journey into Self Identity, sensuality and is discovery within a discovery.
A song performed famously by Billy Holiday who first sang and recorded it in 1937. It protested against the lynching (being hanged in public) of African Americans. South Africa itself knows a thing or two about such/related matters. As apparent in current day events of racial tensions. But like as the saying goes, you reap what you sow; Nowadays invites you to harvest.
Njengoba Singena Onyakeni Omusha Zimbongi, BoSonkondlo, Nani Maciko Nabafundi nabafundisi, ake sibhale ezinohlonze neziveza ngokusobala ukuthi singobani, silaphi, singenzenjani ukuze sikhanyisele isizwe nezizwe ngemibono yethu ….
Cikozani maciko, kepha lobani imibono yenu ngamapeni agxiza izinyembezi, igazi nezithukuthuku zamaAfrika asaphila ngaphansi kwengcindezi yempoqabulungu …
Nginifisela Okuhle Kodwa, Nemibono ephusile necacile!!!
<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>Liberation Thoughts, Sights and Sounds: The Musical Footprint – Music Without Boundaries <a href=”https://t.co/CxTZu4qsU6″>https://t.co/CxTZu4qsU6</a></p>— MenziMaseko (@MenziNgcamane) <a href=”https://twitter.com/MenziNgcamane/status/674972683076042752″>December 10, 2015</a></blockquote>