There is nothing more moving than the art of telling a good story, and that’s what Afrika Ablaze did tonight.
My friend, Tasneem Jakoet, invited me to watch her perform the theatre production,Raw Silk, playing at the Baxter theatre.
As usual, Tasneem commanded great presence on stage, leading the audience into a range of emotions, all suitably fitting.
Based on the true hardship of her own life, the master behind the dance/drama, and Afrika Ablaze founder, Glenda Jones, choreographed a heartfelt story of the lives of South African street kids.
The story explores the entrapment experienced by very talented, however, resourceless individuals. And much like the phrase “diamond in the rough”, the title, RAW SILK, portrays the story that the beautiful look and feel of silk, stems from the conditioning of silk worms. If given the opportunity, the ugly silk worm can produce a marvel of success.
I wasn’t able to take any pictures but I urge you to go and see an Afrika Ablaze production; you will be moved, if not fascinated.
A big congratulations to all the performers, as well as those involved with the process of the production.
“And remember, you will never be poor by helping the poor”.- Glenda Jones
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