Friday, July 21, 2017

Mbulelo Hohlo: Writer, Director, Actor, and Poet

Mbulelo Hohlo came to Bush Radio to talk about his upcoming theatre production called Take Me Back. He is both the writer and director of the production and will be acting as well. His creativity doesn’t stop there though, Mbulelo also writes and performs poetry.

Mbulelo speaks to all the artists, writers, musicians, and performers out there and encourages them to keep pushing, to keep writing and performing. Even when it gets difficult, his message to striving performers and writers is that “you are still standing there because there is somewhere you want to be,” so continue with your craft.

We witnessed Mbulelo perform a poem live in the studio, which you can hear below in the recording. He performed the poem in Xosa and said that each language gives a different feeling to the poem. If he translated the poem to another language, the poem would change from a performance to a reading.  

Mbulelo’s lasting message is that “your craft is worth more than you think, so let’s respect our craft and let’s do our best with it.”

Production details:
Written and directed by: Mbulelo Hohlo
Performance director: Yongama Siwangaza
Cast: Mbuluo Hohlo, Zizipho Gege, Yongama Siwangaza
Date: 22 July 2017
Location: Nkqubela Community Hall

You can follow Mbululo Hohlo on his facebook: Mbulelo King V-Star Hohlo 
You can also find him on these Facebook pages: Curtain Call African Speak, Umbono Wethongo

Presenter: Mkhuseli Khusi Veto
Producer: Sophie Breck

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