Happened to stumble on an album called Indian Ocean on Spotify and, being Indian Ocean born and bred, have just become Frazey Ford’s newest fan. Her ‘emotionally raw lyrics and muddy-road folk’ are really doing it for me this wintry night in Muizenberg, where the wild tides of Indian and Atlantic come together. Turns out she recorded this album in Memphis with Al Green’s back up band, so it’s all making sense to me tonight. Wishing I could beam myself over to California to catch her live this summer #frazeyford#frazeyfordindianocean#soulmusic#canadiana#indianoceangirl
Excited to be participating in the selections process of this new project. Here’s the open call for submissions: ‘Body Politic is a quarterly live performance event, which has at its heart a desire to site corporeal artistic experiment in time and space. We invite independent artists to bring their investigations, as they are, to be authentically witnessed, to open discourse, to refuse crystallisation. We acknowledge the body as a never-neutral site for conveying meaning; an always politicised site onto which meaning is inscribed.
Please send submissions for works not longer than 10min in duration (although there may also be space for some durational/installation works). Please include a bio, any links to video work or other, as well as a short description of what you wish to present and how it might be done (NB the event space TAAC has basic lighting and sound). Please email your submission to weezawest@gmail. Selections will be made by event organiser Louise Westerhout and creative facilitators Alexandra Dodd and Matshidiso Skosana.
The first Body Politic will take place at Theatre Arts Admin Collective on the evening of Sunday, 17 June 2018. All participants will receive their share of door proceedings. It is likely that, after one or more successful events, funding will be sought out to make Body Politic sustainable.’ #embodiment#writtenonthebody#bodiesspeak#hereandnow
Time to start lighting up those fires again. Got one going on Saturday night, which pleased me greatly. Added some fragrant imphepho, the African sacred herb, the healer’s first herb, that I bought from a mountain kruie dealer on Main Road, Kalk Bay last year. Imphepho’s other name is Helichrysum, derived from the Greek, meaning ‘sun’ and ‘chrysos’ meaning gold #fire#herbs#imphepho#helichrysum#plantpower#seasonalrenewal