Multiple award-winning songstress and TUT alumna, Gloria Bosman, will perform at two extravaganza evenings as part of the TUT Arts Festival.
During this month of celebrating our heritage, the Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) will revel in its diverse arts and culture by presenting a first-ever Arts Festival on its vibrant Arts Campus. Multiple award-winning songstress and TUT alumna, Gloria Bosman, will perform at two extravaganza evenings held as part of the Festival, hosted by the Faculty of the Arts from 26 to 27 September.
Bosman, who studied Opera at the former Technikon Pretoria (now TUT), is best known as a vocalist in Jazz, Rock and Gospel. She is also a producer, composer, vocal coach and presenter. This Standard Bank Young Artist of 2000, winner of numerous SAMA awards, and KORA and NALEDI awards nominee, was born and raised in Pimville, Soweto, where her career began in the church choir.
A production at the Market Theatre in 1993 earned her a scholarship to study Opera. She has since shared the stage (both locally and internationally) with many music greats, including Sibongile Khumalo, Moses Molelekwa, Tananas, Concord Nkabinde, Sipho Mabuse, Vusi Mahlasela, Sipho Gumede, Oliver Mtukudzi, Victor Masondo and Hugh Masekela.
Bosman has six solo albums to her credit and has performed in many countries and cities, among others London, France, Finland, Amsterdam, Australia, Angola, Nigeria, Kenya, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, Swaziland, Botswana and South America (Chile, Argentina, Peru, and Venezuela). She is a musical director for the Voices On OR: A Musical Celebration for Oliver Tambo and she was part of the artistic committee for the World Choir Games 2018.
Festivalgoers will have a unique opportunity to experience the diversity of the University’s Arts Campus during full-day line-ups that feature students and staff representing fifteen programmes across the Faculty’s Design, Visual and Performing Arts. They will showcase their exceptional talent during various exhibitions, workshops, performances, open classes and a dedicated student film festival. The public will also be able to invest in young, up-and-coming artists whose work will be on sale. This includes paintings, ceramics, glass, sculpture, jewellery and fashion.
During the extravaganza evening programmes, where Bosman will perform, audiences will be entertained with Musical Theatre, Drama, Big Band Jazz, Vocal Art, Dance and Fashion, with technical support by the Department of Entertainment Technology, and visual and special effects by the Department of Visual Communication and the Film Programme.
The Festival is presented in collaboration with the City of Tshwane’s Community and Social Services Department and stage production company, Stage Effects and ProSound.
The Festival aims to entertain and delight the public, educate and inform the community about the importance of the creative industries and culture in society, and to share more information on programmes offered by the Faculty.
The Faculty of the Arts offers student-focused pedagogical practices within a fresh, transforming curriculum. It prides itself on excellence and innovation by offering a personalised teaching and learning environment. An Arts education is unique in that it assists with developing skills for critical thinking, engaged and responsible communication and, fundamentally, stimulate intellectual curiosity.
Students, staff and alumni regularly feature on national and international platforms. The Faculty is proud of its active industry, national and international partnership agreements that ensure that it stays abreast with the dynamic changes in the creative industries. Work-Integrated Learning, master classes, commissioned work and industry visits guarantee that students experience industry-related skills and knowledge.
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