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Over the Rainbow: South Africa Night

on BBC Radio 3

To mark the tenth anniversary of South Africa's first democratic elections, Fergal Keane presents an evening of interviews, discussion and music, live from Cape Town. Guests include former activist and one of the authors of the new consititution Justice Albie Sachs , pianist and composer Abdullah Ibrahim , actor, playwright and theatre director John Kani, and writers Andre Brink, Antjie Krog. Christopher Hope and Zakes Mda.
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7.45 The Rural Rainbow Abdullah Ibrahim visits a music project he has initiated in the Western Cape, which he hopes will contribute to a renaissance in South Africa's deprived rural regions.
8.00 Dancing the Rainbow An exploration of kwaito music-the current sound of the country's black youth.
8.05 Writing the Rainbow
A discussion of the role of fiction in post-Apartheid South Africa. And three emerging writers discuss how the events of the last decade have infused their writing.
8.45 Who Is the Rainbow?
Fergal Keane looks at two South African groups whose stories are not often heard: the white working class and the Indians of KwaZulu Natal. To what extent do they feel part of the new rainbow nation?
9.25 Evita on the Rainbow
Satirist Pieter-Dirk Uys reflects on the last ten years in his many different guises, including the most famous white woman in South Africa, Evita Bezuidenhout.
9.30 Intellectual Rainbow
Does the fear of being accused of racism lead South Africa's thinkers to recoil from genuine intellectual battle?
9.40lntsika Langa township's young Marimba band Intsika perform live.
9.55 Selling the Rainbow
As Robben island and Soweto become tourist destinations, historian Ciraj Rassool questions whetherturning tourists into pilgrims is the most effective way of engaging with South Africa's history. Email your comments to:
Producers Tony Phillips and Kirsty Pope


Fergal Keane
Albie Sachs
Abdullah Ibrahim
John Kani
Antjie Krog
Christopher Hope
Abdullah Ibrahim
Fergal Keane
Pieter-Dirk Uys
Evita Bezuidenhout
Ciraj Rassool
Tony Phillips
Kirsty Pope

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