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Saturday, November 15, 2014


(The Sakhiwo Team with their trophies and awards from the Isigcawu Drama Festival)

Sakhiwo Arts and Skills Development Centre presents There! Lays Ubuntu; a musical written and directed by one of Durban's renowned theatre practitioners Musawenkosi Ntuli. Ntuli is hailed as a young ground-breaking director boasting numerous awards in various disciplines of the arts industry.

Ubuntu is a significant, historical moral value that is manifested by the African continent in its belief in a universal bond that connects all humanity. It entails caring for each other’s wellbeing and a spirit of mutual support. This a universally ingrained custom, regardless of social, cultural, political or economic background.

However, as the nation boasts equality and freedom, the concept and ideology of Ubuntu is slowly fading - evident in lifestyle of the youth and young adults in the modern era.

There! Lays Ubuntu is a heartfelt, emotional musical based on the lost or rather dead customs and morale of Ubuntu or humanism.

“We see death personalised as a character and how he infiltrates people's lives within a community in the context of Ubuntu,” explains a Sakhiwo representative.

"Nobody is born dead but life gives birth to death”, is an intriguing line by the character played by Death again relooking at the philosophical view of life and death, taking us to a different approach of death from his perspective. This musical tells a story, highlighting relevant issues and challenges that the youth and older generation are facing; trending on current social issues within communities in the townships. The musical gives a platform for young and talented upcoming actors from in and out of Durban.

The Sakhiwo Team recently walked away with numerous trophies and awards at the Isigcawu Drama Festival! Their hard work and devotion to their craft is inspiring.

There! Lays Ubuntu runs at The Catalina Theatre until November 23 with performances tomorrow (November 16 at 15h00); November 21 and 22 at 19h00 and November 23 at 15h00). Tickets R80 booked through Computicket.

The production is presented in association with Business and Arts South Africa (BASA).