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A Story I’m Here to Tell

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.
Being experimental in nature, the work integrates several genres including Maskandi, Hip Hop, Mbaqanga, Jazz, Spoken Work, and Seben. These genres are married together by Ziwe Lufefe who is the writer and composer of the music and lyrics, and the Lo Lights, a band renowned for its ability to effortlessly navigate different genres and soundscapes. The band itself comprises of many members but for this show, it shall be represented by Bhungz the bassist, DB Mundukz the drummer, Emang the guitarist, Adept Felix the keyboardist, and Kuhle the vocalist.
It is a show that is suitable for the entire family, but parental guidance is advised as some of the topics are of a heavy nature. It has moments of depth and intensity, but catchy hooks and improvised tangents help reign in the difficult subject matter.
There shall be 4 performances of the show, which include a matinee on Saturday.
This show will run from 16 to 18 November.
The show dates and times are:
16 November 2023 at 19:30
17 November 2023 at 19:30
18 November 2023 at 15:00
18 November 2023 at 19:30
Tickets are charged at R100 per person and are available through Webtickets.
We look forward to seeing you there.
For more information, please contact Ziwe Ntshiba on 060 947 7272 /