Category Archives: Somnyama Ngonyama

2019 Aug. 31: Reclaiming Blackness: Ikhono LaseNatali

Written by: Tebogo Nong Ikhono LaseNatali is an exhibition commissioned by Professor Sir Zanele Muholi featuring the works of 25 talented Durban-based artists who have interpreted Sir Muholi’s Somnyama Ngonyama (Hail, the dark lioness). The Cape Town edition of Ikhono … Continue reading

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2019 Aug. 14: Our Black Lion

Greatness is not bought or shared You are born with it, it’s your God given gift while in your mother’s womb Greatness is not made or sowed It is your rightful inheritance from your ancestors that no one can ever … Continue reading

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2019 May 24: Somnyama Ngonyama Interpreted to Ikhono LaseNatali

by Wakhe Sebenza “I personally believe that artists need to be resourced. Durban Artists need recognition because for an artist to make sense, it means that you need to have been exhibited. Have your work published and also have your … Continue reading

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2019 May 20: Ikhono lase Natali exhibition opening.

Text by Rev T Moema Photos by Lerato Dumse   Host: Prof Zanele Muholi                                                        … Continue reading

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2016 Oct. 20 FotoFocus Personae meets Saxophonist

by Sebenzile Langa Being a classically trained Tenor Saxophonist means I have been on stage more times than I can remember. This was different though. Being invited to Cincinnati, Ohio in the United States of America to interpret the Faces … Continue reading

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2015 Nov. 25: The best ‘black’ exhibition of the season

Photo album by Lebo Mashifane                                                 Read and view photos from Somnyama Ngonyama series, currently showing at … Continue reading

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