Rea ganya (we light up)
On our third day of Artrising a different energy took hold of the space we located ourselves in. The space recognised that we had to let go and let the space speak.
In the morning we set up the Indigo Mahala Market that had neighbours coming to ask about the vintage clothing on sale, the t-shirts on display and what all this meant. On discovering that Artrising was about raising funds for the Primary school that was a block away from their houses, we told to make this event every week!
The Indigo Mahala Market
On the last of its days, the market had vintage clothing , Beading Dancer merchandise, T-shirts and vegan muffins on sale. The market ran till the night…it became a night market. The evening air, whispers of a magical forest and flickers of candle light were something wonderful it itself.
The Aerosol Movement
The aerosol movement also took on a chilled back easy energy. We had two new artists in wall close to the venue. Today really was about the art of spraying than anything else.
We watched as the community interacted with the piece, cause it is close to a walk way into different houses.
The sound experience was also laid back with some artists coming out to support who haven’t been seen in a while. We listened around Imbawula as mcees voiced their thoughts. The circle of fire made of lit candle lights set a stage that seemed more like the makings of a holy ground. The candles marked where mcees could step into a lyrical realm.
We then listened to the sounds of the dj as he kept us warm around blazing fires on a cold Johannesburg night.
Kgantsa ho ganye can be found mostly on weekends at the Thabisang Primary school on orlando west, soweto working on the lig\brary.