Saturday, 26th August – #NoPriceTag, 3.00pm, FREE
#NoPriceTag is a local campaign that aims to provide a platform where young Batswana girls can engage with, challenge and change their world! The campaign targets the youth and adults affected by the ”blesser” phenomenon in Botswana. The campaign’s symbol is the purple head scarf, which denotes courage, resilience, confidence and independence, amongst other things.
Join us to experience the fusion of drama, poetry, music and dance, in an effort to unite against the “blesser” lifestyle.
Tuesday, 29th August – GIMC Theatre Night, 7.00pm, P150
Gaborone International Music and Culture Week (GIMC) is a multidisciplinary event that celebrates Gaborone and its residents. GIMC showcases a wide variety of local and international talent including comedy, poetry, music, fashion, and theatre. Directed by Moses D, this year’s GIMC theatre experience features Maitisong Director Tefo Paya, Academy Award winner Presley Chweneyagae and the internationally acclaimed Mophato Dance Theatre.
Tickets are available at Maitisong and Webtickets outlets nationwide. For more information, contact 397 1809 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, 30th August – Saturday, 2nd September – Moratiwa: The Musical, 7.00pm, P150 / P75 (students)
In the early 1980s, residents of the village of Xamshiko, Botswana held a Kgotla meeting with their leaders and police officials about the case of a missing child (Gaone) which was dismissed after the records disappeared. It had been suspected that top officials were responsible due to an upsurge in ritualistic murders in the area. The Scotland Yard was invited, by the Botswana Government, to investigate further when students of Xamshiko, joined by students of the University of Botswana, held a strike. To this day, the results of this investigation have never been published.
Through narration and song, Moratiwa tells Gaone’s tragic story and brings light to the practice of ritualistic murders in Botswana. Directed and produced by the legendary Socca Moruakgomo, the musical is performed by a cast of 26 actors, dancers and singers, who are accompanied by a nine-piece band.
Tickets are P150 / P75 (students with valid IDs); available at Maitisong and Webtickets outlets nationwide.