Engaging with the world

Engaging with the world

Purpose of blog...

"Journalism3portfolio-khatija" is a blog that will comprise of all the work I produce during the course of the year. In my personal journalistic philosophy I have made clear my position on objectivity and its role in journalism as a profession. All the work I produce will be in line with what I believe journalism is all about, thereby reinforcing my philosophy and keeping consistent.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Selaelo Selota by Khatija Nxedlana

Selaelo Selota is no stranger to the jazz scene. In this year’s Standard Bank Festival in Grahamstown he pleased the crowd with his performance and brought the ‘heat’ to this year’s Festival. This sound slide explores Selota’s views of South Africa’s music industry and his lament of a South Africa without a culture.




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Comics pop their festival cherry

An an online of the newcomers in comedy to the Arts Festival. The content is for those over the age of 16...you have been warned.

Making their debut to the National Arts Festival, comedians, Jem Atkins, Glen Bo, Dusty Rich and Gareth Woods of The Durban Comedy Invasion as well as Daniel Friedman of Deeply Fried spoke to Khatija Nxedlana and Zinziswa Mani about their comedy show and the reception they've received in Grahamstown.

Nelisa Kala's "The Awakening"

An online video profiling afro/jazz musician, Nelisa Kala.

The Awakening makes its debut to the National Arts Festival. An eclectic production of afro/jazz and soul music complimented with spoken word poetry, written and composed by former East Coast radio presenter, Nelisa Kala. Khatija Nxedlana spoke to the highly experienced performer about her work.

Imbokodo Iyazenzela

An audio slideshow told in isiZulu about a group of women from the Keiskamma Trust and Arts Project in Peddie, Eastern Cape who make products using local material, felt.

Iqembu labantu besifazana basePeddie beze kwiNational Arts Festival eRhini ngalonyaka ukukhombisa imisebenzi yabo yezobuciko. Lombukiso obizwa nge Felt:Fabric and Feelings uyindlela ephelele yokuziqhayisa ngokuba abasemzansi neAfrica. UKhatija Nxedlana weCue Online ucwaninge lobubuciko balaba abesifazane.