Tuesday, March 26, 2013

African sky Blue ... Qhuzulini John Sithole

Under the Leadership of Qhuzulini John Sithole, the chairman of the African Cultural Heritage Trust, His Holiness, The Dali Lama landed in Johannesburg on Wednesday morning, 3rd November. He was in South Africa to open the World Sacred Music Festival. John Sithole and a group of horn players welcomed the Dalai Lama, who looked on bemused and intrigued as Sithole circled him and ushered him to the podium. That was in 2004.

Qhuzulini John Sithole is also director of the Zindala Zombili Festival and we had him in the studio this week to give his views on the state of the Arts in South Africa. The recent debate on SABC about the state of the Art's in SA asked some very relevant questions about how South African Artists face the challenge of direct and indirect censorship from the government, especially through the channel of funding. Should artists challenge the "system" in South Africa? Does an artist "sell-out" if they accept funding from government? Should artists challenge audiences with work that raises questions about our country? To listen to the interview just click play

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