Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Bra Hugh and The Bantu Hour

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Rest in peace, Bra Hugh

In 2015, I wrote about a show I was excited about: The Bantu Hour. It was to be a comedy variety show with sketches, interviews and, of course, live music. Kagiso Lediga, whom I believe to be one of the few comedians in this country who are actually funny, was attached as the host. Another very special part of the show was to be the legendary trumpeter, Hugh Masekela as the band leader.

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Uzalo's GC

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The introduction of Jojo, made many residents of GC's Kwamashu community -- and I don't doubt many viewers as well -- confront their own archetyping of GC. Suddenly everyone seemed shocked that GC was not just theoretically gay -- whatever that means -- but an actual human being with needs and interests. The church and choir turned against him because, apparently, coming to church with your boyfriend is creating "a spectacle."