SABC 2 has confirmed the airing of a new show which aims to highlight various traditions governing cultural dance practices, titled Khari Tshine Ma Africa.
SABC 2 took to Twitter on Tuesday, 12 October 2021, to confirm the then imminent airing of the channel’s newly launched show, Khari Tshine Ma Africa. The title of the show is derived from Xitsonga and means, “Let us dance as Africans.” The title of the show also reflects the premise.
Khari Tshine Ma Africa aims to document and educate the public on the traditions and practices which govern cultural dance styles. Therefore, the premiere episode highlighted the traditions and practices which govern Matsonga. Moreover, it highlighted the difference in pronouns used when identifying an individual, group or Xitsonga traditions, a matter which has been nuanced with problematic stances due to a lack of education.
It is unclear at the moment whether the show will only aim to focus on marginalised traditional groups, or if it will touch on more popular local traditions and dance practices of cultural groups like AmaZulu and AmaXhosa. Khari Tshine Ma Africa airs every Tuesday on SABC 2 at 20:30.
See the post below.
Our cultural practices are slipping through our fingers and with them, our history.
Catch #KhariTshineMaAfrica, an exciting new series that revives cultural dance like it's never beeen done before.
— SABC_2 (@SABC_2) October 12, 2021