06-10 September 2017

Open Book Festival

05-09 September2018

Babalwa Makwethu

Babalwa Makwethu

Babalwa Makwethu is an outstanding singer with a vocal range beyond imagination. She is an actress who performed in many theatre productions in Khayelitsha, Magnet Theatre and Artscape. She is a graduate of Magnet Theatre’s training programme in physical theatre, acting and performance. She has been performing with Lingua Franca since the second Naked Word Poetry Sessions and at the 2013 Zabalaza Mini festivals and Main Festival. She has featured in theatre productions such as: Ashed by Unmute Dance Company, Izithyilelo Zobuze and Umzila ka Moya by Lingua Franca, Ekhaya for Magnet Theatre, Amaza and Ityala lamawele for Artscape. She recently did her first solo music show, “Umnqophiso ka Babalwa” produced by Lingua Franca.