iol Tonight | Latoya Newman:
THINK the Olympic Games. Now imagine that as an African Olympics for competitors from across the continent. Now take away the sport and replace it with the arts and imagine an “Arts Olympics” for Africa… that is more or less what the 2015 African Delphic Games are.
June 2014, South Africa. Photo (from left): Zolani Mkiva, Chairman of NDCSA, President of ADC and Paul Leisegang, Chief Operations Officer of NDCSA during her recent visit to the IDC Head Office Berlin
Only these performing arts Olympics are aimed at the “unknowns” on the African art scene. Organisers at the games’s launch in Durban on Friday said the games were developmental in nature.
The African Delphic Games will be held in Durban next year. They were launched at Durban’s BAT Centre, on Friday.
Some 1 200 participants from across Africa are expected to participate. A host of South African and African talent present at the launch gave a taste of what’s to come during the event with their display of traditional music, poetry, hip hop, dance and more…
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