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Sunday, January 23, 2011


The next meeting of the Live Poets Society (LiPS) will take place on February 2.

Guest Artist will be the multi-talented, multi-disciplined Chicago-born Nomusa Xaba who is a veteran of the Civil Rights movement. During those years she was trained as a community organizer and served in her native Chicago and in rural Mississippi, her ancestral home. She credits her family and the Civil Rights movement with instilling in her a keen awareness of the potential of all human beings and she uses that awareness to motivate and inspire her audiences.

After meeting her husband in 1970 she became a cultural worker in the anti-apartheid movement.

Mama Nomusa is a multi-talented, multi-disciplined artist and a teacher by profession, she has spent many years teaching in the US, Canada and East Africa. Simultaneously she raised her five children while performing as a poet/ percussionist with her then exiled South African husband, pianist Ndikho Xaba.

In 2000, her many years of teaching and performing experience propelled her to seamlessly wed all of these experiences and leave the classroom in order to become an educational consultant/ storyteller. She has shared her storytelling prowess with thousands of eager students in the US, Tanzania, India and now South Africa.

Mama Nomusa is an author/artist/storyteller in process, a real cultural ambassador, always using her skills to improve and better serve the needs of the global community.

The LiPS Rendezvous takes place on February 2 at 17h30 for 18h00 at the Point Yacht Club, Victoria Embankment Durban. Entrance is free and new members are welcome.