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Chief Maqoma Oct 24, 2013

Chief Maqoma

Exit/Exist draws inspiration from Gregory Maqoma's ancestor, Chief Jongum-sobomvu Maqoma. A great Xhosa military leader, he played a major part in the 19th-century South African frontier wars. Read more about Maqoma here and here.

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"We are all essential descendants of our histories" - Gregory Maqoma Oct 24, 2013

Gregory Maqoma speaks about history and identity in this Washington Informer interview/preview.

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Race Alive Citywide Exploration Oct 24, 2013

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Giuliano Modarelli - guitarist for Gregory Maqoma Oct 23, 2013

Virtuosic guitar player Giuliano Modarelli is an essential component of the Gregory Maqoma performance. Listen to his beautiful Indian/jazz/classical influenced sounds here.

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STOMPY'S POST-SHOW MUSIC PARTY Oct 22, 2013

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Kinetic Maxim: The Experimental Movements of Gregory Maqoma Oct 22, 2013

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"Mesmerizing dance and music" - The Washington Post reviews Exit/Exist Oct 22, 2013

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Gregory Maqoma Co-Curator's Note - from STG's Vivian Phillips Oct 20, 2013


photo by John Hogg

For the better part of the past 6 years, I have waited for this moment.  From the very first time I saw Gregory Maqoma in Johannesburg, South Africa, I envisioned him performing at On the Boards in Seattle.  The vision is now a reality and the ability to partner with our friends at On the Boards is truly an honored milestone.  No smoke!

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Africa Contemporary Arts Consortium Oct 18, 2013

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Identity, Diversity, and Modernity in an Urban Cultural Cocktail Oct 18, 2013

Cultural identity, dressing like Prince, South African "bubblegum" pop, pros and cons of being a South African male dancer: choreographer/dancer/philosopher Gregory Maqoma talks about it all in this fascinating essay.

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