Once upon a time at Wordfees

Author and storyteller, Dr Sindiwe Magona, and other cast members.

Kwathi ke Kaloku (Once upon a time), presented by the Cape Town Music Academy, is a celebration of Xhosa children’s literature and indigenous music by author and storyteller, Dr Sindiwe Magona, and local musician, Bongani Sotshononda and his United Nations of Africa band. In Kwathi ke Kaloku  Magona and the cast perform a combination of two of her well-known children’s tales, The best meal ever! and Stronger than lion to the live soundtrack of Sotshononda’s enchanting sounds – instruments such as the marimba, kora and kudu horns are used. Based on a true experience, this entertaining production teaches children the valuable lesson that fortune favours the brave and brings a message of hope and determination to audience members young and old. Kwathi ke Kaloku is suitable for all ages, and specifically for 6 to 13-year-olds. It will be enjoyed by parents and teachers alike. There will be three performances: Friday March 1 at the Stellenbosch town hall, at 3.30pm, Saturday March 2 at Amazink Kayamandi, at 3pm, and Sunday March 30, at 10am.