Ziwe Lufefe will be presenting his production, A Story I’m Here to Tell, at the Kippies Fringe Festival over a three-day period. A Story I’m Here to Tell is a series of stories that take the form of songs and come together to form a larger narrative. A narrative that takes the listener on a musical journey that is designed to make them think deeply and feel even deeper. As the author relays these stories, he hopes that the listener will relate to what is being shared while also reflecting on their own story as well.
It is a chronicle of our collective history as humanity, our history as a nation, as well as the personal history of its author. It takes the audience on a journey that begins at the very formation of the world and looks at the relational brokenness that humanity has experienced. A relational brokenness that results in atrocities in the past such as Apartheid, and atrocities in the present such as murder, theft, and corruption. It is careful not to dwell on pain and indulge in gore but looks at the redemption of humanity from a psychological, spiritual, and socio-economic perspective.
Multiple topics are tackled in this production. Topics such as such as history, agriculture, depression, familial relationships, life in the hood, the government, and romantic relationships. They are woven together using a combination of lyrical mastery and melodious musical accompaniment.