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15 Sep 2011

Cape Cultural Collective - Poetry Anthology Launch on its fourth anniversary, Friday 23 September 2011

The Cape Cultural Collective will, later this month, launch "At Truth’s Edge", an anthology of poems written by nine of its poets.

The launch takes place at the District Six Museum on Friday 23 September at 7pm. The event will also celebrate the fourth anniversary of the Cape Cultural Collective.

The contributors to the book are Primrose Mrwebi, Khadija Tracy Heeger, Amanda Nodada, Romeo Maasdorp, Chris Ferndale, Zenariah Barends, Bernedette Muthien, Glen Arendse and Candice Prinsloo. The anthology contains 45 poems covering a range of subjects.

The programme will include poetry readings and music by CCC resident band JAHM and Friends. Performers will include guitarists Mark Jannecke, Mansoor Jaffer and Wayne Bosch, bass guitarist Wayne Barthies, flautist Garth Erasmus, saxophonist Joel Benjamin, percussionist Glen Arendse and belly dancer Michelle Hendricks.

Poetry books will be on sale at the special launch rate of R60. Entrance to the event is free.

Figures from the arts and culture world, including celebrated poet James Mathews, who has written the foreword, will be in attendance as well as people from communities who have been part of the development of the Cape Cultural Collective over the years.

"The launch of the poetry book is another milestone in the CCC journey," said core team member Kay Jaffer. “We are proud of our poets for bringing this project to fruition”.

The CCC is a non-racial, non-sexist and intergenerational arts and culture group that focuses on all the performing arts. The work of the CCC has included cultural programmes, community concerts, fundraisers, support for a xhosa poetry book and a TV documentary, and now, the publication of a poetry book.

Hundreds of musicians, dancers, poets and other artists have performed on CCC platforms over the years. The CCC has been built on solid partnerships, particularly with the District Six Museum, Eastern Acoustics Sound company and Greymatter Finch.

For further information contact:
Amanda Nodada on 082 970 1701 or amanda.nodada{@}gmail.com
Kay Jaffer on 082 2023131 or kayjaffer{@}gmail.com
Zenariah Barends on 082 441 0433 or zenariah{@}greymatterfinch.com
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