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Friday, August 5, 2011


Ebonygypsy Arts celebrate Women’s Day on August 9 at the Catalina Theatre by staging an eclectic mix of artistic treats in: A Woman, a Hat, a Bag and Her Belly.

This event is set to showcase the beauty of all women through poetry, music, choreography and fashion. A Woman, A Hat, A Bag and Her Belly, as the title suggests, will feature local hat and handbag designers in a fashion show with pregnant models; poets Tumelo Khoza and Thando as well as musicians Six Beats, Davyn, Clint, Seamartist and the Ebonygypsy herself.

A Woman, A Hat, A Bag and Her Belly will be the first of many Ebonygypsy Arts events showcasing Durban’s artists.

Ebonygypsy Arts is an emerging brand in the Durban vicinity driven by a passion for arts development in all genres. Simthandile Mtolo, the creator and face of Ebonygypsy Arts, is a freelance performing artist who began her acting career during high school in the ever-popular young performers’ projects at the Sneddon Theatre. Her acting credits include Oliver (2004), Fiddler on the Roof (2005) directed by Themi Venturas, My Fair Lady (2009), Hooked on Books (2010) and Man of La Mancha (2010) where she played the title role of Aldonza in the main festival at the Grahamstown Arts Festival.

As a musician, she’s known best as La Ebonygypsy, a songstress of melodic soul and blues. Together with her band, La Ebonygypsy performs at many corporates, festivals and private gigs.

The event will be held at the Catalina Theatre on August 9 at 14h00. Tickets R40 booked through Catalina Theatre on 031 305 6889.