Mixtape: Keleketla! Library

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Keleketla projects expand on the notion of a library by speculating on what constitutes knowledge and how it can be disseminated. The cross-genre approach that hinges on public engagement not only produces innovative methods but also builds audiences and expands literacy. The Keleketla archive constitutes a large amount of experimentation and could open a dialogue on contemporary art practice that speaks of local narratives through a global language.

people involved: Malose Malahlela: Co-Director (co-founder), Rangoato Hlasane: Co-Director (co-founder), Lot Kafesu: Part-time librarian, Mzoxolo Vimba: Projects assistant.

board members: Joseph Gaylard, Rangoato Hlasane, Thenjiwe Nkosi, Ntone Edjabe, Lodi Matsetela, Dorothee Kreutzfeldt, Bettina Malcomess (co-founder) and Nomzamo Mji.


The Playlist

Thath’i Cover Okestra Vol. 5, Sab’Shaya, 2018, Keleketla! Library

Follow The Long Play

Soweto Gospel Choir, Izintombi Nezinsizwa (Your Songs, 1985, Teal Records)
Circle of Love (Keleketla! After School Programme) When the Moment Comes (Trailer of audio play) (2011)

Follow The Full Play

Phumla Siyobi, Umfazi (2011) from the project ‘Words From Her’ with Slang Audio Records
Phumla Siyobi, Um (2011) from the project ‘Words From Her’ with Slang Audio Records
The Church, The Hall and The Shebeen: The Song that became the Organiser Ensmble (Thulani Mdoda, Miseka Gaqa, Yonela Mnana and Tubatsi Moloi) – Untitled (2019)

Follow The Full Sonic Lecture

The Reading List

Isabella Motadinyane, "Nonhlanhla Is Gone" (Complete Poems, 2016, Deep South)
Phaswane Mpe, Excerpt from "A Family Story" (Brooding Clouds, 2008, UKZN Press)
Phaswane Mpe, "In the Heart of the Day" (Brooding Clouds, 2008 ,UKZN Press)

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