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THE CAPE TOWN BOOK FAIR, now renamed as the South African Book Fair, is on from June 13 to 15. It is attended by publishers, authors, exhibitors, speakers, book associations, book distributors, book stores, electronic book traders, libraries, literary agents, printers, repro agents, bibliophiles and the general public. Bookings at Computicket

 ARTISTS wishing to take part at the Sauti za Busara music festivals held every February in Stone Town, Zanzibar have until 31st July 2014 to submit their application or request. Priority is given to artists with originality, creativity and innovation; Young and emerging talents; music with cultural identity; music with a message; less-exposed or marginalised artists and artistic quality. Sauti za Busara also seeks a variety of long and short quality films on music from the African Continent and diaspora, Arab World and Indian Ocean. These may be music clips, documentaries, or recorded concerts. Foreign language films should include English or Swahili subtitles. A film will only be considered if an application has been completed it includes two DVD copies of the film and is sent before 30th November 2014. There are also opportunities for vacancy for a Finance and Administration Manager. Closing date for this post is the 19th of June 2014. More information on all the above can be obtained by emailing busara@busara.or.tz or phone +255 24 223 2423 or +255 773 822 294. You can also visit www.busaramusic.org

GENEVA BALLET, directed by Philippe Cohen, appears Cape Town debut at the Artscape Theatre Centre from July 8 to 10 during the Cape Town Ballet’s July season titled Ballet Beautiful.The Geneva Ballet consists of two works, Lux and Glory. Danced to the poignant Requiem by Gabriel Fauré, Lux is choreographed by Ken Ossola, using sculpted shadow play to enhance the delicate nature of the body. With Glory, Choreographer Adonis Foniadakis has created a work of a symbiotic intertwining of fluidity and tension, expansive expression and introverted reserve. During their Cape Town visit, Geneva Ballet, in collaboration with Cape Town City Ballet (CTCB), will offer Repertory Workshops for professional and semi-professional dancers at the University of Cape Town. The workshops take place Monday 7 July, Wednesday 9 July and Thursday 10 July. Dancers interested in participating can contact Zelda Productions info@zeldaproductions.co.za mailto:info@zeldaproductions.co.za.

A NEW JERUSALEM is a retrospective exhibition of nearly 45 artworks by Jackson Hlungwani, a legendary Limpopo artist, preacher and visionary who passed away in 2010. The show includes unique documentary photographs, previously unseen by the public. The exhibition is funded by MTN SA Foundation and is on from June 19 to July 16 at the UJ Art Gallery, corner Kingsway and University Road, Auckland Park, Johannesburg. Gallery hours are Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm and Saturday 9am to pm. Phone 011 559 2099

STANDARD BANK Joy of Jazz’s Sounds of Democracy features Bo Manamela, Brian Temba, Malik, Max-Hoba, Presss and Samthing Soweto. These artists will perform their own songs and also present their versions of songs such as Not Yet Uhuru (Letta Mbulu); Jikela Emaweni (Mairiam Makeba); I Got You Babe (Lucky Dube); Life Saver (Ozila featuring Nana Motijoane); Baby I’m Missing You (Blondie Makhene) and Now Or Never (Sankomota). Sounds of Democracy is on the Mbira Stage on September 26 and forms part of the Standard Bank Joy of Jazz which takes place at the Sandton Convention Centre from September 25 to 27. Bookings at Computicket.

DANCE UMBRELLA2014 at the City of Joburg’s International Arts Alive Festival 
 is on from August 31 September 7th. Features are choreographers Gregory Maqoma in collaboration with the Spanish choreographer Roberto Olivan; Luyanda Sidiya in collaboration with the Birmingham-based ACE Dance Company; Sylvaine Strike collaborating with PJ Sabbagha and the Forgotten Angle Dance Company; Moya Michael collaborating with Igor Shyshko and Angelin Preljocaj. Tickets from R60 to R100 at Computicket.

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