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SIKELELA: a musical opera for Enoch Sontonga

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SIKELELA: a musical opera for Enoch Sontonga

29 May 2022 18:00

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NALITHEMBA presents "SIKELELA: a musical opera for Enoch Sontonga", a new musical that honours Enoch Mankayi Sontonga, an obscure South African composer best known for writing the song “Nkosi Sikelela iAfrika” (“god bless Africa”). Although the citizens of South Africa proudly sing the song, the majority is unaware of the story behind its inclusion in the national anthem. We have a duty to offer better recognition to the author of a deep prayer that exists within an iconic hymn written to bless the teary soul of the African heart - so effectively it was that neighbouring nations began sang it.
The show fuses sign language with sound to create heightened visuals and encourage inclusivity.

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Theatre on the Square, 2nd floor, Nelson Mandela Square, Maude St, Sandton  Location on Google Maps

SIKELELA: a musical opera for Enoch Sontonga

SIKELELA: a musical opera for Enoch Sontonga 29 May 2022 18:00

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NALITHEMBA presents "SIKELELA: a musical opera for Enoch Sontonga", a new musical that honours Enoch Mankayi Sontonga, an obscure South African composer best known for writing the song “Nkosi Sikelela iAfrika” (“god bless Africa”). Although the citizens of South Africa proudly sing the song, the majority is unaware of the story behind its inclusion in the national anthem. We have a duty to offer better recognition to the author of a deep prayer that exists within an iconic hymn written to bless the teary soul of the African heart - so effectively it was that neighbouring nations began sang it.
The show fuses sign language with sound to create heightened visuals and encourage inclusivity.

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