Political Revival, September 2022: Heritage Month

The Forge and Umsitho invite you to a Heritage Month Political Revival

Keynote presentation: 
Ayabulela Mhlahlo, University of the Witwatersrand Department of African Literature 

Poetry: 
Amahle (Imbongi yomthonyama) (Zikode Village)
Sihle  (Imbongi yoxolo) (Zikode Village) 

Vangile Gantsho is a poet, healer and co-founder of Impepho Press. Gantsho is the author of two poetry collections: Undressing in front of the Window (2015) and Red Cotton (2018). 

Biko is writer, poet and toy-toyi emcee 

Theatre:
The ArtistAmbushMovement

Dance:
Vusumzi dancers (Abahlali baseMjondolo Vusumuzi Branch) 

Music:
Khalisa and Mphoentle (Folk, R&B, Soul and Jazz)

IBHUNGA (the Council) is an emerging contemporary ethno-afro jazz band, based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Convened and conceptualized by Eastern Cape born trombonist, composer, and arranger, Athamacwera Ngcaba, the project explores the convergence of tradition, cultural preservation; identity and other related concepts from the perspective of young musicians navigating the intersection between heritage, city life and modernism.