North West Cultural Calabash on track as scheduled


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By Obakeng Maje

Taung-Cultural Calabash in Taung, North West Province set to take place as scheduled.

The North West Cultural Calabash takes place in the rural village of Taung, home of the famous Taung child skull found in the early 20th century.

The North West Cultural Calabash is a multi – disciplined youth arts festival which include Local and District Selections, as well as a Provincial Festival held annually in the North West Province and culminating in the village of Taung and aimed at an adult audience.

The event did not take place last year as according to the co-ordinator, there were some other issues to be ironed out.

“The event did not take place last year as schedule because there were issues needed to be ironed” Mogashoa said.

As we promised,our crew contacted MEC of Sport,Art & Culture mme Tebogo Modise spokesperson, Vusimuzi Kama to confirm if the  calabash will indeed take place.

“I think it will be better if you personal speak with MEC so that she can clarify that issue”

“We agreed to have and interview with her today(saturday),but unfortunately she is not available.So,please call us on Monday or Tuesday” he said.

We decided to call Office of Premier, mme Thandi Modise as our next stop as The Department of Sport,Art & Culture spokesperson, mr Kama was not that helpful.

 Our crew spoke with mme Thandi Modise spokesperson Lesiba Kgwele who indeed confirmed that the event will take place,but the date will be announced later.

“The North West Cultural Calabash is indeed on and the date of the event will be announced soon. I will keep you posted and it will be hosted in Taung” Kgwele said.

Professional artists are also invited to present new productions at the Main Event in Taung. This is combined with a popular music concert for a family audience.

The Calabash is supported by the North West Department of Sport, Arts and Culture, its founding sponsor the Transnet Foundation and its venue partner the Mmabana Foundation.

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