In 2020, BASA proudly launched an additional platform from which to engage, excite and incite our members, Board of Directors, artists, partners and friends. BASA’s podcast series was initially introduced as part of the BASA Awards programme but has extended to encapsulate all discussions and debates in which we participate. It’s also another way we can honour and recognise the diverse and imaginative relationships forged between business and creative partners collaborating on innovative projects, unique events and other outstanding initiatives.
Hosted and facilitated Samm Marshall and friends, we are excited to continue the conversation on this digital stage.
BASA Freedom Day Podcast - Artivism
Artivism – How artists are using their creativity and artistic practices as a tool for activism.
In this conversation Bridget Masinga is joined by young creatives Amogelang Pila, Boitumelo Makousu alongside the Exhibitions and Events coordinator Lesole Tauatswale from Constitution Hill exploring the intersection of art and activism and the role of artists in creating social change through their art. In honour of Freedom Day, the conversation explores the concept of freedom of expression in the creative sector as they unpack the exhibition titled O M A N G? O T S W A K A E? O Y A K A E? Hosted by the Constitution Hill.
Young Rural & Creative
Young Rural & Creative seeks to explore and diagnose the journey of young rural-based creatives pre- and post-the COVID-19 pandemic. The conversation aims to explore, reflect, and propose interventions foreasing the burden on rural-based creatives to enable them to maximise their talent. The podcast seeks to achieve this through a variety show model, also known as variety arts or variety entertainment, comprised of various acts, including musical performances, poetry, and dialogue with rural-based creatives.
Beyond The Rut -Cultivating a sustainable creative lifestyle in the Eastern Cape
Beyond the Rut – dives into a conversation with emerging artists Evaan Jason and Lithemba Nziweni about cultivating a healthy and sustainable lifestyle as a creative in the Eastern Cape.
They speak about creativity, trends, tools, authenticity, entrepreneurship, where to begin, and how to create something worthwhile.
A conversation on disruptive technologies and art disciplines in this emerging field within the South African creative economy (recorded online in 3 different cities in South Africa over Zoom); this podcast acts as a window into the mindsets of practitioners who work within these disruptive creative practices. The discussion focuses on the messaging and themes of these practitioners' work, through their own personal experience and practice, whilst serving as examples of how those in the South African Creative and Cultural Industries can actively participate in this field and find new ways in forging their own path.
Theatre Then Vs Now
Hosted by Mzwakhe Khachela and Jane Mpholo, The theme in focus is ‘Theatre Then VS Now.’ The overall burning question of the discussion is "What led to Free State artists being more resistant to collaborative opportunities?” The guests are legendary Gerben Kamper and the fresh, innovative Karabelo Lekalake: Two different generations with totally different experiences.
Standard Bank 'We Are Culture'
In this episode, we take a look at the longstanding impact that Standard Bank has had on the creative industry with its continued support of new and established artists over the years. After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the Standard Bank Gallery is re-opening in person with its first multidisciplinary exhibition 'WE ARE CULTURE' featuring a wave of new voices in fashion, music, sculpture, performance art, and more. In order to shed some light on this exciting new chapter for the gallery, Samm Marshall chats with Standard Bank Gallery Manager, Dr. Same Mdluli, and independent folk singer and songwriter, Muneyi.