Jeugdag

Popular Afrikaans rapper Jitsvinger will perform his word magic at the Youth Day celebration of the Afrikaanse Taalmuseum en -monument (ATM) on 16 June 2017 at Klein Nederburg Secondary School in Paarl.

Jitsvinger will be the guest speaker and will also present a short workshop about rapping in Afrikaans. The programme starts at 10:00 and ends at 12:00. It also includes a performance by local Afrikaans rap group Getuie$, as well as an open mic session (with prebooking). The programme will be broadcast live by the local radiostation, Radio KC 107.7FM.

The performing artist Quintin Goliath, better known as Jitsvinger, is an established writer, composer, educator and musician from the Cape Flats. He describes himself as a “multi faceted artist with lots of creativity and ‘culture’ to spare”. He recently returned from his second tour of the Netherlands, this time with the musical theatre production “South African Road Trip: Celebrating Life”. Jitsvinger is currently working on his second album after the successful start of his career with the launch of “Skeletsleutel” in 2006. In June he will be on the Artscape stage in “Smoortjies&Smoothies” with Mervyn Africa.

According to Michael Jonas, Director of the ATM, the aim of the event is to celebrate the diversity of Afrikaans music, especially among young people. “Rappers are poets in their own right who can make young people aware of, and excited about, the richness of our language and poetry. We value our media partnership with Radio KC in order to convey this message to an even broader audience,” says Jonas.

Attendance is free of charge, but booking is essential. To book, contact Nkita Pietersen at 021 872 3441 or student@taalmuseum.co.za. The Taalmonument on Paarl Mountain is open to the public from 08:00 to 17:00 on Youth Day (last entrance at 16:30). Entrance is free of charge for Drakenstein residents with library cards, R30 for adults, R10 for South African students and pensioners and R5 for children (free under six years).  For more information about the ATM, visit www.taalmuseum.co.za or follow the ATM Taalmonument on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

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