IN THE LAB « Tribal Soul


Culturepreneurship — Where we are now? July 2016

  From Dec 2014 to now, I have con­tin­ued to develop the Cul­turepre­neur­ship model which hope­fully enables us to cre­ate and col­lab­o­rate with com­mu­ni­ties and artists with­out sole depen­dence on for­mal fund­ing. I have looked to develop simul­ta­ne­ous cre­ative activ­ity in mul­ti­ple spaces: 1. Des­ti­na­tion Works — Team Build­ing for Unem­ployed Youth — Job­Seek­ers Department […]

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Victor Lewis — A Master Designer for Our Times

Cos­tumes by Vic­tor Lewis             Jen­nifer Grant as Emilia in The Gospel of Oth­ello, Leeds, UK Photo by Khadija Ibrahim    Our times may be defined as the Dias­pora Times, with the speed of light move­ment of peo­ples, cul­tures and ideas. Some Dias­porean Artists pos­sess a mag­i­cal periph­eral vision that […]

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Patrice Naiambana in Melbourne

Patrice Naiambana will be in Mel­bourne Sep­tem­ber 15-October 10 for his first Aus­tralian tour. Patrice’s Mel­bourne sched­ule is as fol­lows: 17 Sep: Panel, “Art and Social Change” at The Wheeler Cen­tre Pre­sented by The Wheeler Cen­tre in asso­ci­a­tion with Footscray Com­mu­nity Arts Cen­tre 19–21 Sep: “The Man Who Com­mit­ted Thought” at FCAC Per­for­mance Space, Footscray […]

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African Diaspora Triad Update

The Man Who Com­mit­ted Thought went down very well in April at the Tris­tan Bates The­atre. Although the audi­ences were small, they included indi­vid­u­als moti­vated and engaged in the issues of the piece. Much fruit­ful dia­logue ensued after the per­for­mances. A num­ber of young African Dias­pora per­form­ers were par­tic­u­larly inter­ested in the role of African […]

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News Update for Feb 2014

TRIBAL SOUL ARTS  is now a CIC!! 2013 was a year spent eval­u­at­ing the last three years of highly fruit­ful hothaus­ing lab work under taken inter­na­tion­ally and explor­ing what was needed to progress as a viable busi­ness. Tribal Soul Arts is now a Com­mu­nity Inter­est Com­pany with two highly expe­ri­enced African mul­ti­dis­ci­pli­nary dias­pora artists as Company […]

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HOTHAUSING Laboratory: How we THINK and What We DO

Patrice in Middelburg

Wel­come to The Lab: our exper­i­men­tal space which seeks to give you an insight into our cre­ative engine room. We fer­tilise ideas from South­ern Nar­ra­tives and fuse them into forms of cre­ative trans­mis­sion with a trans­par­ent social trans­for­ma­tive func­tion­al­ity. The Dias­pora Space is our playground—here are some of the games we have been play­ing recently.

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Zwarte Piet Speaks: A reflection on process


Nov 29, 2012
By Jonathan Sen­horst
My expe­ri­ence of the “Zwarte Piet Speaks” Arts Lab was one of trust and shar­ing. In five days the group of par­tic­i­pants opened up and we trusted each other to hon­estly explore the issues sur­round­ing Zwarte Piet in the Nether­lands. Most par­tic­i­pants were […]

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Culturepreneurship Training in Action

Creating EAT. Ensemble language.

Nov 11, 2012
Patrice has just returned from three weeks in Zam­bezia, Mozam­bique, train­ing and devel­op­ing new work with eleven mem­bers of our Zim­bab­wean ensem­ble the Hothaus, and pilot­ing new mod­els of learn­ing, cre­ativ­ity, and cul­turepre­neur­ship within the eco-tourism agenda. We were gen­er­ously hosted by Zalala Beach Lodge.

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Decolonising Othello — A Visual Narrative

Nyasha protest song

Nov 10, 2012
Some exam­ples of decolonis­ing Oth­ello in ‘The Gospel of Oth­ello’, fol­low­ing Patrice’s shar­ing at the sem­i­nar “Decol­o­niz­ing knowl­edge and aes­thet­ics: Build­ing Sus­tain­able Com­mu­ni­ties of Crit­i­cism in a Chang­ing World”, a joint project by the Cen­tre for Post­colo­nial Stud­ies, Gold­smiths Uni­ver­sity of Lon­don & Matadero Madrid.

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Zwarte Piet Speaks: Call for participants

Image by Jesan and Azlana Naiambana

Oct 4, 2012
Tribal Soul Arts is look­ing for peo­ple of dif­fer­ent ages, pro­fes­sional, and cul­tural back­grounds to par­tic­i­pate in a cre­ative lab explor­ing the char­ac­ter of Zwarte Piet, in Mid­del­burg, The Nether­lands, Novem­ber 17–21, 2012. The project aims to explore decolo­nial aes­thet­ics with artists and non-artists using storytelling […]

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