As a sponsor of this years Black history Month, Sherman Cymru are supplying a whole host of eclectic events through their vibrant Afrovibes Festival. This will be a thought-provoking programme of performances from South Africa and beyond, including theatre, dance, music and spoken word.
And the Girls in their Sunday Dresses
And the Girls… is a light-hearted story of two characters, The Woman and The Lady, who meet during a long wait in a queue to buy cheap rice.
Thirst depicts the fortunes and misfortunes of three water carriers from an African village that has run out of water. On an eventful journey to find the source of their dried-out river they encounter mysterious characters, riddles and provocations.
Mother To Mother
American Fullbright scholar Amy Biehl is killed in the Gugulethu township of Cape Town: it’s a senseless murder, carried out by four youths.
The Sibikwa Arts African Indigenous Orchestra
The exuberant ten-piece Sibikwa Orchestra gives audiences a lively exchange of rhythms and beats – a great example of crossover music.
The Three Furies
Spoken Word and Film
The Three Furies, is a dynamic poetry-in-performance film, written, devised and performed by Zena Edwards (UK), Mbali Vilakazi (South Africa ) and Clara Opoku (Netherlands).
My Exile is in my Head
My Exile is in my Head is a solo dance / physical theatre piece inspired by Wole Soyinka’s prison notes, The Man Died.
Inception, originally performed in 2011, is a complex, textured dance solo, that has already evolved into a classic. It’s an intensely physical and psychological journey into the psyche of a female artist.
The cuisine for the week will also be provided by African restaurant, Tribe Tribe. The Afrovibes Festival will be at Sherman Cymru, Cardiff from 15th-20th October.
Ticket prices vary. For full details of the Afrovibes Festival please visit http://www.shermancymru.co.uk/performance/afrovibes-festival/ or contact Sherman Cymru’s Ticket Office on 029 2064 6900.