Thokoza Workshop with Eugene Skeef and Estelle Kokot
Thokoza Workshop with Eugene Skeef and Estelle Kokot. Part of a three-day Guildhall School of Music & Drama Jazz Department showcase featuring current students, alumni and staff members, showcasing emerging talent and new and established voices from Guildhall's thriving and eclectic jazz department.
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This project seeks a sense of solidarity and places of understanding. Sites of connection, locally, globally, and without prejudice, but the intent to use the power of creativity to understand ourselves, each other and the world around us.
Thokoza - the project - through the sharing of lived experience, the interpretation of a collective voice, by its iteration, recognises that past and its consequence, bears witness to the present and creates a site for new realities and relationships to be nurtured.