Afrique mon désir

■ The popular world music production Afrique mon désir, performed by Laurinda Hofmeyr and the Afrique mon désir Ensemble and directed by David Kramer, will run at the Fugard theatre from Thursday October 18 to Saturday October 20. CapeTowner is giving away two pairs of tickets for the show on Friday October 19, at 8pm. In Afrique mon desir, Hofmeyr, who is well known for setting poetry to music, together with an ensemble of musicians and singers from Cape Town and West Africa, combine exhilarating rhythms with mesmerising Francophone poetry from as far as Madagascar to Mauritania and Cameroon to Cape Town. They explore haunting themes of displacement and longing and find a deep connection with the continent of Africa. Artist Diek Grobler’s animations bring the music to life and makes this an audio-visual feast. For more information, go to To stand in line to win tickets, SMS ASAfrique along with your full name and email address to 33258 before 10pm on Sunday October 14. Winners will be notified telephonically.