Taung Cultural Calabash 2014

The North West Department of Art, Culture and Traditional Affairs in conjunction with National Lottery launched a Cultural Calabash that will take place on the 27th – 28th September 2014.

Event Schedule

27 Sep - 28 Sep 2014   12:00 PM - 10:00 PM past event

Taung Sport Grounds

Taung, Taung, North West, South Africa.

Taung Cultural Calabash is a unique youth based arts festival held annually in Taung, North West province and its sets out to discover new talent through a series of auditions held at district level. Amateur and semi-professional artists are identified in Dane, Drama, Music and Visual Arts.

The auditions and competition eliminations will be held within four selected districts, namely: Bojanala Platinum District, Dr Ruth Mompati District, Ngaka Modiri District and Kenneth Kaunda District and that will be served by the Department of Arts and Culture.

The winners in each category will take part in development workshops, where only the best selected participants will make the line-up for the main festival held traditionally during the last week of September.

On Friday 26th September 2014, the Mmabana Theatre will play host to a variety of theatre and dance productions featuring both local and national artists. There is also a show, which is a new element to the Festival to look forward to, featuring local comedy talent as well as some of Mzansi’s funny men.

The Main Calabash event on Saturday, September 27th will be held at the Taung Sport Grounds from 12 noon until late.

On the Sunday, September 28th A Jazz Festival will be hosted where festival-goers can spend a relaxed afternoon in the sun enjoying the smooth sounds of local and national jazz and gospel singers.


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