Audio, Dance, Education, Johannesburg, k!experiments, k!share, Music, Performance, publishing, Residencies

2017: A glimpse into independent music

Soweto Sounds: 2017 Music Project with UK-based Coldcut Keleketla! Library and In Place of War (UK) together with the British Council Connect ZA are bringing Coldcut, UK’s most irrepressible musical mavericks and founders of the label Ninja Tune to South Africa. Keleketla! and Mushroom Hour Half Hour are staging a recording studio at Trackside Creative, Soweto to incubate Coldcut composition workshops with local musicians. It’s a […]

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Education

k!words Conversation Map

The library this week is making available for download ‘k! tools’in a form of e-publications_’k!words Conversation Map’ was illustrated by Francis Burger during her residency at Keleketla.  Follow the link below to own one. F Burger & Keleketla!, 2013, K!words conversation map-2

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Audio, Education, History, k!memory

Thath’i Cover Okestra Vol. 4

We call it the Thath’i Cover Okestra, an evolving pan-African Okestra that investigates the meaning and importance of Kwaito (South African electronic dance genre) music’s legacy for a new generation. Through this collaborative exploration, what emerges is a new super nostalgic African futuristic spiritual chant non-genre. Reading to what the beautiful people said, on Facebook […]

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Books, Education, History, k!experiments, Performance, publishing

Join Keleketla!

Keleketla! Library seeks an energetic, innovative and self-organised individual to fill the position of: Digital Archive Intern. Image Courtesy of Safe City Map Workshop (2010)   Nature and Duration of Contract – Fixed Term Contract 1 May – 31 November 2014 – 2.5 days per week – Selection Process – Stipend – R4600 pm – […]

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activism, Dance, Education, History, k!action, k!experiments, k!migration, k!questions, k!xenophobia, Untitled

We Are One/Teen Talk DVD

‘if people’s education be treason’ Finally we got to see the cover of ‘We Are One/Teen Talk’ DVD. An outcome of an inter-generational, collaborative, process based and multi-layered art project between Keleketla! Library and Doctors Without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières The image was designed by K!ASP members led by Wits School of Arts students mentored […]

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activism, Dance, Education, History, k!action, Performance

100 Metre Radius Concert

100 Metre Radius is a networking and professional development project that invites artists and organised groups from Johannesburg and beyond to imagine ways to utilise the Drill Hall, a historic site located in Joubert Park, as a cultural and social infrastructure. Since Keleketla! Library’s programmatic take over from the Joubert Park Project over four years […]

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Audio, Education, publishing, Research, Residencies

When the Moment Comes

When The Moment Comes is an experimental audio play created by Abu Mafuya with Audio & Music youth from our After School Programme. Zenzele ‘Dj Zakes’ Ndaba and his group of youth collaborated, contributing theme music and effects.   Said Abu about the play, “When The Moment Comes is an individual, fictional recast of the […]

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Education, Johannesburg, Music, Performance, Print, Research

Review and Updates

Keleketla! Library is implementing an exciting 2-year project funded by the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund (NLDTF) with the support of the Joubert Park Project and the Curriculum Development Project Trust. The project engages with the South African Treason Trials that started at the Drill Hall in December 1956. Drill Hall Arts, Culture & Heritage […]

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Books, Education, Film, Johannesburg, Performance

Never Steal a Wizards Car

Keleketla! Media Arts Project and the Wits School of the Arts (Division – Film and Television) implemented a film workshop with the inner city kids around Joubert Park from the 14th June – 14th July. The kids had to embrace the cold city sidewalks to attend a series of visual storytelling, writing/adapting stories for film […]

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Books, Education, Networks

keleketla at the khanya college winter school 2009

Khanya Winter School 2009 30 July – 9 August Musuem Africa and various venues, including the House of Movements and the Artist Proof Studio It was our first experience of the Winter School, an annual gathering of progressive individuals, groups and organizations who share strategies for social justice in South Africa and beyond. Highlights The […]

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Education, Independent Funding, Music, Networks, Performance

Stokvel # 2 dropping a mixtape!!

Stokvel # 2 was… Intro point blank gallery, Drill Hall, Jozi Saturday July 18 Jozi massive-Johannesburg, Durban Sings-Durban & Allied Media Conference-Detroit Verse 1 How can we use hip-hop to transform our communities? One veteran Jozi emcee remarked during the Detroit/Jozi skype exchange that we can discuss hip-hop all day, and discredited the subject of […]

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Education, food, Independent Funding, Music, Networks, Research, Social Tools

stokvel # 2 with Allied Media Conference and Durban Sings oral history project

STOKVEL # 2 ⎪ 17 & 18 July 2009 ⎪ point blank gallery ⎪ Drill Hall ⎪ Jozi PROGRAMME FRIDAY 17 JULY 9pm ⎪ SCREENING Zumbi Somos No’s, courtesy of Frente 3 de Fevereiro, an anti-racist direct action and research collective in Sao Paulo, Brazil 11pm ⎪SKYPE Keynote presentation to the Allied Media Conference, Detroit […]

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Books, Education, Networks, recycle, visual art

creative recycling feedback

A total of nine kids took part in the creative recycling project on Thursday 4 June with Given and Zakhile of L2 Designs. The turnout was poor so we decided to cancel Friday session and plan for another day when we can have more kids to participate. We are planning a Saturday in order to […]

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Education, recycle

Green Footprint Education@keleketla!

Creative Recycling with inner city kids this week at keleketlalibrary…. Green Footprint Education Intervention is a NAC funded creative recycling project by Jozi based designer, crafter and artist Given Nkuna and his team. Given founded Le2 Designs, a design house that specializes in felt products such as belts, bangles, hats and jewellery. Le2 Design’s hats […]

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Books, Education

DIBUKA !!! DIBUKA !!!

The Keleketla Library is shaping up from it’s break to a full functioning operation. A big part of the process cataloging all the books, and finishing a mini big moveo of all the book facilities from one side of the building to the other. Ra and the team are at it every day, dust, stickers, […]

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Books, Education, Johannesburg, Networks, the streets

read more!!!*

the mobile!library is an ongoing street performance to create awareness about keleketla!library. began in 2008 with german artist hans winkler as part of the ‘walking newspaper’ project, 2009’s performance was street to the max. produced by jozi marketing and advertising graduate /emcee, malose ‘4matt’ malahlela and the innacitycommunity collective, the mobile!library involved students from the vega imagination lab, […]

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Books, Education, new writing, Social Tools

d.d.i.y…don’t do it yourself

my ppl, i can across this amazing text. it is a well needed during this period of cashlessness…also, it emphasizes what we have been doing all along…enjoy an excerpt by Lisa Anne Auerbach “Don’t Do It Yourself” is our new battle cry. D.D.I.Y. means working with friends, hiring a professional, consuming wisely and conscientiously, and […]

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academia, activism, Education, Film, the streets

academic activists

one of the best quotes i came across goes something like this… its possible to be a commited activist and brilliant academic, by Jenny Lee reflecting on Andy Smith. Reflecting on Andy Smith’s influence as an undergrad student at the University of Michigan, Jenny’s exact words are: “I would also never have thought that it […]

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academia, activism, birth, Education, Johannesburg, Networks, new writing, Print, publishing, Research, Residencies, Social Tools, the streets, visual art, You

TheFanPalProject

TheFanPalConcept The project aims to, over a period of 3 days, gather Johannesburg [Jozi] movements to design and produce covers of their ideal fanzines while exploring the role of grassroots movements in social activism and economic development. Further, the project aims to link participating grassroots, mostly hip-hop inspired movements with keleketla!library project, Joubert Park, Johannesburg […]

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