Suidoosterfees: Distrik 6, set to take the Mother City by storm from April 27 to May 2, promises to be a mixed cultural stew with a seamless approach to race, culture, class, belief and language.
Some of the highlights that culturegoers can look forward to:
‘Dr Moosa Prescribes’
Venue: Artscape Opera House
Director: Riaad Moosa
Date: Saturday, April 30, 8.30pm to 9.30pm
Price: R80, R100, R150, R200
‘Dr Moosa Prescribes’ is a comedy tour with young and dynamic upcoming comedians. The lineup includes Yaaseen Barnes, Schalk Bezuidenhout, KG Mokgadi, and the Doctor himself, Riaad Moosa.
‘La Bohème in District Six’
Venue: Artscape, kykNET Teater
Director: Tara Notcutt
With Given Nkosi, Amanda Osorio, Lynelle Kenned, Owen Metsileng and Njabulo Sifiso Mthimkhulu
Dates: Thursday, April 28, 8.30pm to 10pm
Friday, April 29, 8pm to 9.30pm
Sunday, May 1, 3.30pm to 5pm
Price: R100, R150, R200
‘La Bohème in District Six’ will celebrate the heritage of an important South African space and era through the lens of the classic opera
storyline by Puccini.
La Bohème means “The Bohemians” and District Six was well known for its Bohemian atmosphere; a place where South African artists of all colours and religions could mix freely to share ideas and grow a collective culture in opposition to the Apartheid regime. It is well documented that artistic enclaves contribute to a diverse culture of understanding, whether set in a Paris garret like the original La Bohème or in District Six before the removals.
‘La Bohème in District Six’ will set forth to honour and celebrate the heritage of this important South African space and era through the lens of a classic opera storyline.
‘Huis Kombuis: A Food & Memory Story’
Venue: District 6 Museum Homecoming Centre
Dates: Friday, April 29, from 9am to 10.30am
Duration: 90 minutes
A koeksister demonstration by ex-residents will allow visitors to explore authentic tastes, smells different types of “koesistas” and “koeksistas” and koeksisters. This will be accompanied by stories told by ex-residents. And don’t forget: a goodie bag/barakat will wait for you at the end.
* Visit www.suidoosterfees.co.za for more information.