2010 Our year to
Make a Difference
Lets smile...share, celebrate and dream.
January at Maitisong was relatively quiet in terms of shows. The theatre was cleaned , new stage floor put in and lights and sound checked so that we were ready for all the shows.
IN FEBRUARY ...
Skillshare International hosts Talents from Kgalagadi
Skillshare International will be hosting a talent Show
5th and 6th February 2010, at
theme of the show is
“Talents from Kgalagadi”.
1. To promote as well as to show case the crafts and traditional beads made from ostrich eggs by the San people living in
2. To promote traditional and cultural dance of the San people (TXY) group living in Kang.
3. to give the young people from Kgalagadi an opportunity to show case their talents realized and developed during participatory and involvement in the piloting of HIV/AIDS Mainstreaming Programme Through Sports and Recreation, a programme that promotes behavioural change and prevention among the youth. These include drama, coral music, poems and various dances.
The shows will be starting from 7 pm to 11 pm. Tickets are available @ cost of P30 from Skillshare International and Maitisong. Tickets will also be sold at the entrance on the days of the shows.
Skillshare International works to reduce poverty, injustice and inequality and to further economic and social development in partnership with people and communities throughout the world. We do this by sharing and developing skills and ideas, facilitating organisational and social change and building awareness of development issues.
For more information, please contact:
Tumelo Frederick Matsetse
Phone 3952284/73225648 Fax: 3957784
Ms. Tiny Healy
Phone 3952284/73225648 Fax: 3957784
FRENCH MIME LAURENT DECOL
Date : 12th February 2010
Venue : Maitisong
Time : 19h00 for 19h30 start
Ticket Price : P30 ( Alliance members and Students under 12) / P50 ( Advanced tickets sale price)
P10-00 extra for Door sales
Laurent Decol is an important French mime artist.
He was a student of legendary great mime Marcel Marceau, who died at age of 84. “He was like a father to me”, he said.
Marceau died the same year that his real Father died, and almost at the same age.
Laurent Decol is not only a follower of the maestro, but he is also a teacher at the
In the language of gestures and mimics the mono-performance "Words of Silence" expounds on twelve of the existential human issues such as love, death, life, creativity etc. Since no speech is involved, communication is universal.
Date : 13th February 2010 ( Saturday)
Venue : RiverWalk
Time : 09h00 for 16h00
Join us at the Global Exhibit - where we celebrate our cultural difference:
Exhibits by : Alliance Francaise , British Council , Greek Hellenic Society, British High Commission , The US Embassy, Portugal, China, Botswana , and many more.
Exhibits by Thapong , Maitisong and MAD...
"Celebrate love with the Global Community"
AND OUT AND ABOUT !
Hip Hop lyrics break new ground in HIV war –
Daily News Article by : Thuso Onkabetse ON Jan 22nd)
Youth Health Organization (YOHO) with support from the US Embassy embarked on a five-day this week to train ten Hip Hop artistes to develop HIV messages against multiple concurrent partners (MCP), alcohol abuse and gender issues. The workshop which ends today (Friday, 22nd) brought together renowned local hip hop aristes in Scar, Kast and Zeus. Upcoming artistes are Relebanye “Cibil Nyte” Magosi, Thabo “Touch” Rantao, Kopano “Chub Heltz” Coangae, Olebogeng “Enigma” Tsiako, Rachel “Spurtz” Manda, Thato “Tref” Maruping and William “Billy Slugz Ngandu.
The main reason behind the workshop was to give them skills on how to relay HIV/AIDS messages through performances and interaction with their audience.
The training also emphasizes technical assistance to upcoming artistes so that they could also be able to explore and implement what they have been taught.
Hip Hop has transcended boarders from the
The artistes are currently in studio working on an eleven-track album to be
launched on February 27th at Maitisong.
The album is an attempt to give messages against HIV/AIDS and other social ills maximum publicity.
YOHO recognizes the role hip hop artistes play in the society. Thus it describes hip hop artistes as commentators and society’s mirror. Speaking at the workshop, Director of International Law Enforcement Academy, Mr James Smith, advised hip hop artistes that the genre was not all about sex, drugs and killing of other people.
Mr Smith lamented that hip hop has had negative impact on the young generation as they were made to fall for perceptions that were even impossible to apply in daily life. He urged the artistes to change that mindset and portray hip hop in positive light. He said they should think productively and always talk about things that would at the end of the day contribute to the community’s awareness.
Mr Smith said since artistes were role models in society, they should be in a position to deliver sensitizing messages on issues affecting them.
For his part, Zeus said, “It has been a productive exercise, it was eye opening and inspirational. It gave us the responsibility as young artistes to save our society though fruitful message aimed at issues surrounding HIV/AIDS.- BOPA
Welcome to Mogonye Wedding Play
Fund Raising Activity
Lutheran Diakonia in Botswana Committee (LUDIBO) together with Mogonye community organizes a wedding celebration (wedding play)
on Saturday 13th February 2010 at Mogonye Kgotla from 10am till 4pm.
Celebration is a fund raiser including entertainment, a complete Setswana wedding ceremony with Patlo (lobola negotiations) etc.
Wedding play is mainly organized for Mogonye village and surrounding areas,
a small number of tickets is sold in
Maitisong is selling gate pass tickets (P100) and (P10) for children up to 13yrs, ticket includes lunch.
The money collected would be passed over to the Mogonye Village Development Committee to help the disabled people.
Come and enjoy the authentic feeling of Setswana wedding ceremony in Mogonye!
The Lutheran Diakonia in Botswana (LUDIBO) Program is a joint effort of
The Program aims to target the societal challenges in
If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact LUDIBO Office, Field Officer Kgalalelo Radibe, tell 319 1416 or mob 71383816, 72525324 or Program Coordinator Maija Hyle, tell 319 1416 or mob. 74714416.
"Dia Duma" - come and enjoy Quality, Live, Music performed by some of our very best Jazz, Folk and Afro Pop artists including Banjo Mosele, Ndingo Johwa, Eugene Jackson and the Stampore trio.
Friday 26th Feb 7.00pm - 12.00
This event is generously sponsored by The Botswana Gazette
BUMPER WORKSHOP : INTRODUCTION TO YOGA
Yoga is the best way to beat stress, prepare your body for exercise, and is especially great for people who need to get started on a routine. The Yoga Nutrition also has amazing effects on your body and boosts every level of your wellbeing: Heart, Mind, Soul and Energy.
Join us for this special workshop on Sunday 28th February for 2 hours only. It will change your lifestyle!!!
Book now please, as limited space only is available.
Venue is Energym, Time 08h30-10h30. Full handouts and nutrition tables will be provided so you can carry on at home.
PLEASE SEE EACH MONTH TO FIND OUT WHAT HAPPENED OUT AND ABOUT .....