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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Audio, Dance, k!experiments, Music, Performance

k! discography

  In this unrehearsed untitled offering we enter a past present future portal. In this free download for the weekend of 20 – 22 May 2016 you find the Thath’i Cover Okestra that makes new super nostalgic African futuristic spiritual chant non-genre. Freestyle: that improvised offspring to ungovernable mammal called Kwaito and its family tree, […]

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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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Books, Performance, publishing, recycle, Residencies

Keleketla! Library turns 5!

Keleketla! Library welcomes 2013 with a rich programme, as this year marks our 5 years of practice! In partnership with the Goethe-Institut South Africa, Keleketla is provided with a rare luxury to reflect through discussions, a concert, library interventions, workshops as well as a revision of SKAFTIEN amongst other happenings. Together with the City of […]

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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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academia, Film, Independent Funding, Music, Networks, Performance, Social Tools, the streets, visual art

Vandal Lie Izm, 24 Februray 2011, point blank gallery

On February 24, 2011, Joburg-based street artist, designer and illustrator Natalie Propa hosted Vandal Lie Izm, a super soulful street art exhibition that challenged conventions of the mainstream visual arts practices. The venue was the point blank gallery, the Drill Hall Precinct, Joubert Park. Kyle Ferguson shot and cut this here piece with great detail. […]

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academia, Books, Film, Johannesburg, new writing, Performance, publishing, Research, Residencies, the streets, visual art

Nonwane: passages, tempos and spectacular ways of dying

Nonwane takes as its point of departure a suicide scene from the late Phaswane Mpe’s 2001 novel, Welcome to Our Hillbrow. The book deals with issues of xenophobia, suicide, sex, HIV and love. The suicide scene was initially planned to be re-enacted through the release of tons of coarse and fine salt from the 20th […]

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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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Performance, Print, Residencies, Shop

Pony Pedro hand printed Postcards

Pony Pedro is a Berlin-based art collective that works on interdisciplinary art-projects in urban spaces combining genres like performance, installation and graphic-design. The group develops their projects and uses their own silkscreen facilities for making posters, flyers, fine art prints and stage settings for their performances and installations. For more information on Pony Pedro to […]

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Books, Music, Networks, Performance, Print, Residencies

relapse

RECAP 2009 has been a stimulating and most inspiring year for Keleketla people! We thank all partners, collaborators and friends for being part of our journey. Gladly, much of what have been done is documented on this here blog – the relevance self-publishing. We are excited about Keleketla 2010 projects. This year we explore education […]

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Independent Funding, Music, Networks, Performance, Print

Stokvel # 3

support community organizing and cultural activism – we celebrate the massive SUCCESS of Keleketla Fundraising Art Auction and share new additions to the Keleketla Resource Centre!!! Safe Parking on the square CASH BAR Product Store open!! Fresh silkscreen T-Shirts * Chimurenga Magazine * Keleketla Stationery * The Orange Book * L2 Designs Accessories click on […]

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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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Music, Performance, Research, Residencies

send-off party in the D

Good-Bye Ra! is a series of events marking the departure of Johannesburg artist and community organizer, Mphapho Rangoato Hlasane, better known as Ra. Ra is about to finish a semester at University of Michigan’s Center for Afro-American and African Studies [CAAS] as a Moody Fellow visiting scholar and the School of Art & Design as […]

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