Archive: Issue No. 61, September 2002

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Art at OppiKoppi

For the first time this year, the popular outdoor music festival Oppikoppi, to be held between September 5 and 8 at Fountains Valley in Pretoria, is including art events into its programme. To quote the press release, " Although the name OppiKoppi, has become almost synonymous with live music played loud from towers or the back of bakkies, the festival also nurtures and invigorates a circle of progressive minded laaities. Many of which are drawn by the appreciation of the tunes or the people, or both.

"It is thus with considerable pleasure that we include the first ever film festival, tap dancers, painters, poets, installation artists, chocolate mousse appliers, chocolate mousse lickers, chocolate mousse wearers, comedians, breakdancers, pantsula jigsters, story tellers and other late night malingerers."

One late night malingerer of note, also well known for his performances involving chocolate mousse is Wayne Barker, whose performance is described as being " inspired by a bitter-sweet mix of politics, poetry and a passion for subversion, exploring his African Identity." Other visual artists appearing in roles which may be suprising are Dinkies Sithole, Samson Mnisi and photographer Artthur Bozas.

For more information, go to the Oppikoppi website at http://www.oppikoppi.co.za

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