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Limpopo The Musical
   
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About the Show


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LIMPOPO THE MUSICAL, "the greatest show of our times" is a high energy musical show which tells the story of Limpopo province in words, music, dance (modern and traditional), poetry, humour and sign language. It is a potpourri of music, dance and dramatic excellence, which all add up to the most exhilarating show to ever come out of Limpopo province, and South Africa in recent years. It showcases the beauty of its people and its many wonders, opportunities, multi cultures, and more. It is a world class entertainment masterpiece. With a cast of about 30 people including a live band, the show is a moving experience.

Limpopo The Musical tells the story of a very proud newspaper vendor named Kuranta from Gauteng Province (one of South Africa's nine provinces) who has a negative perception of Limpopo based on stories he has read in newspapers. This is the case until he meets a wise old man named Madala, who takes him through the province. Other residents of the province contribute towards teaching Kuranta about Limpopo. In the end Kuranta becomes convinced that Limpopo indeed is one of the greatest provinces in South Africa as it has a lot of good things to offer.

He says he is pleased to have learned the many wonderful things about the province Limpopo. This makes him a better person; more empowered and he would unashamedly tell the world about the great province of Limpopo and what is has to offer the world and mankind. The heart warming story of multi culturalism and multi ethnicity is a true refection of the rainbow nation, at the core of the New South Africa. The show includes all major tribal and racial groupings in the province.


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LIMPOPO THE MUSICAL, "the greatest show of our times" is a high energy musical show which tells the story of Limpopo province in words, music, dance (modern and traditional), poetry, humour and sign language. It is a potpourri of music, dance and dramatic excellence, which all add up to the most exhilarating show to ever come out of Limpopo province. It showcases the beauty of its people and its many wonders, opportunities, multi cultures, the outstanding hospitality of its lovely citizens. It is a world class entertainment masterpiece. With a cast and crew of about 30 people including a live band, the show is a moving experience.

Limpopo The Musical tells the story of a very proud newspaper vendor named Kuranta from Gauteng Province (one of South Africa's nine provinces) who sells newspapers on the streets of a town in Limpopo province. He has a negative perception of Limpopo based mainly on the stories he has read in newspapers, including the ones he sells. As part of his long time successful selling strategy, he makes reference to all the negative things about Limpopo that appear in newspapers, shouting incidents such as rape, child abuse, murders and other.

This is the case until he meets a wise old man named Madala, who is a proud resident of Limpopo province. Madala starts teaching him about Limpopo, the province that has a lot of goodies to offer. In the process of teaching Kuranta about Limpopo, Kuranta learns that many of the things he has been reading all his life about Limpopo are actually not true. All the newspapers that have been vilifying Limpopo are printed in other provinces by people who have little knowledge of the province and are only interested in sensationalism stories.

Kuranta is taken through the province by Madala and other residents of the province. Some of the new discoveries by Kuranta include the fact that Limpopo has produced some of the greatest leaders in South Africa and the world. All the first three Premiers of his province Gauteng originally came from Limpopo, namely Tokyo Sexwale, Mathole Motshega and the current premier Mbhazima Sam Shilowa. Top world renowned such as Hugh Masekela, Caiphus Semenya, Jonas Gwangwa, Obed Ngubeni, Phillip Tabane and Judith Sephuma are Limpopo's sons of the soil.

Other prominent Limpopo born people include Retief Goosen (international golf superstar, ranked no.4 in the world), Dr Mamphela Ramphele (academic), Tito Mboweni (Governor of the Reserve Bank of South Africa), Cyril Ramaphosa (former ANC Secretary General and current Chairman of Shanduka Group), Selaelo Selota (guitarist), Yvonne Chaka Chaka (musician), Sello Maake ka Ncube (actor), and many others.

Commercially the province has abundance of business opportunities that it offers the world. Limpopo is a leading platinum mineral producer in the world, with new multi billion rands mines opening at short time intervals every year. New deposits are discovered monthly. In tourism Limpopo also has something to offer. Examples are Mapungubwe of the legendary historical Kingdom of the Munomotapa. Mapungubwe is one of the latest sites to be declared world heritage sites and is in the province and is attracting a lot of international attention. More than 70% of the world renowned Kruger National Park is in Limpopo province, with the remaining 30% in Mpumalanga. The Trans Frontier Park, which involves three countries (South Africa, Mozambique, and Zimbabwe) is part of Limpopo province. British tycoon Richard Branson's Ulisaba Lodge is one of the most luxurious game reserves in the world today.

Limpopo boasts to be home of the biggest black church denominations in Africa, the mighty Zion Christian Church. With more than 11 million members, ZCC has become one of South Africa's religious heritages. Great legends include the world renowned Rain Queen Modjadji. The whole story is through a combination of music, dance, poetry and action comedy. The show represents all major cultures of the province, including Northern Sotho, Venda, Tsonga, Afrikaner, Indian, Ndebele, English and a bit of Tswana.

In the end Kuranta becomes convinced that Limpopo indeed is the greatest province in South Africa as it has a lot of good things to offer. He concedes that he, like many other people in South Africa has been misinformed by the media about the province. He says he is pleased to have learned a lot about the province. This makes him a better person; more empowered and would unashamedly tell the world about the great province of Limpopo.

The show is written and directed by Abel Kunutu and produced by Oscar Phasha, both residents of Limpopo province. Abel is a well established and highly experienced theatre personality who has directed, written acted in theatre and radio drama production. His productions have played at the Standard Bank National Arts Festival and The Market Theatre. He has also produced radio serials for Thobela FM radio station. Limpopo The Musical stars a cast of Limpopo's highly talented actors, dancers, poets and musicians. Some have performed in both national and international productions before they joined Limpopo The Musical.

The show is a Phash'Comm Media Entertainment production, www.phashcomm.co.za.


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