Neo-traditional African musician, cultural historian and head of African Music: Practical Studies at the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) South African College of Music, Dizu Plaatjies, was awarded a ministerial Lifetime Achievement Award by the Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport (DCAS) earlier this year. Born in Lusikisiki in Mpondoland, Dizu as a child showed an aptitude for depicting traditional ways. His father, Dr Shadrack Plaatjies, was instrumental in developing his son’s artistic needs. As a traditional doctor he made it a point that his children were present to witness every occasion and, when the time came, to participate physically in traditional ceremonies.
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|The last bow players of the Eastern Cape||Tue 19th Nov P2 starts at 12.00||St George's Mall - Strand street Fountains|
|The last bow players of the Eastern Cape||Wed 20th Nov P2 starts at 12.00||St George's Mall - Strand street Fountains|