Scherpdenkers: Mpho Tutu en Abel Selaocoe
Sharpthinkers: stories and music that make you think. Today with priest Mpho Tutu van Furth and cellist Abel Selaocoe about the language of home. With music by Abel Selaocoe himself, Johann Sebastian Bach and South African traditionals.
Mpho Tutu van Furth
In this edition of Scherpdenkers, two generations enter into a dialogue about their own South Africa, about the meaning of rituals and the transfer of knowledge and stories. Anglican priest Mpho Tutu van Furth is daughter of Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Leah Tutu. Her powerful message of reconciliation and sustainability is aimed primarily at an international audience. Originally from South Africa, but now living in the Netherlands, Mpho Tutu van Furth is committed to human rights, in particular those of young women.
The cellist Abel Selaocoe plays many genres in addition to his own music, from Bach to beatboxing. The cellist, who was born in South Africa and trained in England, prefers to juxtapose Western and non-Western music; in this way he shows how many similarities there are between what initially seem to be musical extremes.
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