A FRESH APPROACH TO CULTURE

A good year to you my maritzburgers and fellow readers. The Mzansi Arts Development Ensemble (MADE) wants you to be part of its Mashu The Musical cast. As they call for auditions this coming week Friday. bellow they is just a brief discription of who they are and what they want to achieve. If you think you have what it takes, this can be your biggest brake as an artist.

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They is an exciting revelation of the arts happening in KwaZulu Natal and thank God i caught on it in time. Mzansi Arts Development Ensemble (MADE) is a non profit organization based in Durban. It is making sure that dance, music, arts and craft, theatre and drama is capt alive through its different initiatives and capacity building. Its main purpose is to prepare an artist strong personal interest in the arts to successfully pursue entry into institution of higher learning and or a career in the performing and fine arts. they aim to promote the essence and importance of the arts and culture in the targeted communities.

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Mashu, the musical tells the moving yet harrowing tale of the trials and tribulations of these two brothers who are caught up in the madness that shattered the lives of the people of KwaMashu. As the story unfolds we get affectionate insight into the wonderful people that made up the community. We enjoy their resilience and humour as they cope with life in their troubled district. Whilst this story is recognizably set in KwaMashu, KwaZulu-Natal, the story resonates with all the troubled townships in South Africa. The story of these brothers could have happened anywhere in the world where this kind of faction and gang fighting continues to exist.

Written by Lucky Cele, himself a resident of KwaMashu, the new musical is a combination of a moving story filled with hope for the future, great South African music and spectacular dance routines. The production is co-directed by Themi Venturas and Lucky Cele and takes place at the Opera of the Playhouse Theatre from the 18th – 21st March. The production marks the debut of Mzansi Arts Development Ensemble under the guidance and leadership of Lerato Molemong, who returns to KZN after many years of producing and management in Gauteng.

If you wish to contact them you can check there website  http://www.mzansiartsdevelopment.org or give them a call on +27 31 267 2863/4.

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