Painted Pictures stars-in-the-making are on their way to Grahamstown after bringing down Soweto, believe it or not.
This musical, a brainchild of the Soweto Rhythm Production Ziveze Music Project (ZMP), will make its National Arts Festival appearance as part of the ArtReach programme, performing at community institutions such as hospitals, prisons, clinics, old-age homes and shelters in Grahamstown.
The festival kicks off this week on 27 June and ends on 7 July 2013.
“This is a brilliant opportunity for us, to showcase our talent and to take a part in South Africa in helping the helpless and be part of festival at the same time cause it will be an amazing experience for newly up coming artist who’ll take the music industry by storm,” Painted Pictures director Sandile Matsheni said.
“We are looking forward to taking on in the Hands On! Masks off! Programme’s workshops, debates and talks, and attending other shows. We are so excited about this. It is going to be good exposure for the project and build a profile for the organisation and uplifting the artist of the project ZMP ,” Matsheni added.
Painted Pictures brings to the stage the real life stories of ex-convicts, drug dealers and car hijackers, and the disabled. It is a depiction of the youth of today, but brings a message of hope to the audience.
For more information on the festival’s programme, log in www.nationalartsfestival.co.za
Photo: Painted Pictures