Mpho Tutu & Abel Selaocoe

South Africa: Generation to Generation
Wed 27 Sep ’23 20:15 uur

Mpho Tutu, speaker
Abel Selaocoe, cello

Bach - Cello Suite No.3
Trad. - Nagula
Trad.- Tsohle Tsohle
Selaocoe - Ka Bohaleng
Selaocoe - Seipone
Selaocoe - Tshepo
Selaocoe - New work commissioned by Muziekgebouw Eindhoven

Wed 27 Sep ’23
20:15 uur
  • Wed 27 Sep ’23
    20:15 uur
    Small Hall
  • A drink is included in the price

'An unimaginable honour.' This is how Mpho Tutu reacted when the Muziekgebouw proposed South African cellist Abel Selaocoe as her partner at Scherpdenkers. 'He also played with Yo Yo Ma at my father's 90th Peace Lecture and I was in tears.' Her father, that is the well-known South African cleric, archbishop and human rights activist who received the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts in the fight against apartheid. Mpho is following in his footsteps as an Anglican priest, author and activist. She has been preaching in Amsterdam since last year.

Mpho Tutu speaks English!

The title of Mpho Tutu's talk is South Africa: Generation to Generation. Things she will talk about are: what is it like to grow up South Africa? For her but also for cellist Abel Selaocoe. How hiset contact between generations, between young and old; what have we lost and gained? African culture is not static but constantly changing. African culture is what we want African culture to be. Cellist Abel Selaocoe brings together two worlds: western Johann Sebastian Bach, South African traditionals and work of his own making.

This concert doesn't have an interval

Abel Selaocoe (© Mlungwisi Mlungwana)