Teleported to Palatable Tranquillity

“When we taste food, the brain creates a flavour profile based on the information that we feed into it by means of our tongue and taste buds, our eyes and our noses.” The much loved corner in Windhoek where arts, culture and music came alive now has not only a new team backing it up but also a new component …

Developing Distinctive Artists

“There is the lack of these platforms. I’ve found that the easiest way for me to help the artists grow is to create the platform.” Focusing on creating platforms for arts and artists, Distinctive Art is fast being an artist management and events management house to be reckoned with. Holding the reigns of this haven for artists is powerhouse Ashante …

Cushioned by Support

“I do all the creative work in my head first, in my mind. All of this I do long before I cut the material, sometimes even before I have received the order, it is made in my mind.” A young Namibian woman with a dream and a vision is demonstrating how to make your passion into your business. “I simply …

The Power of Namibian Fusion

“With food you need to be creative. Being there we got to show people, some of Namibia. We made a paptert, which most people there had never heard of or tasted before. They loved it.” Representing Namibia, two graduate chefs from the Namibian Institute of Culinary Education (NICE), Uerihepura Mbuende and Mighty-Power Mwashekele, recently participated in a live cooking show at …

Rhythm, Beat and Life

“My experience is that drumming makes people happy. I watch the faces of participants when we facilitate drumming circles, and they are invariably smiling, happy faces.” The Drum Café, a global drumming movement, has landed here in Namibia. This means more opportunities for us all to immerse ourselves in the art and healing practice of drumming. And a healing practice …

Read Between the Rhythm

“When you have passion you have the will and the way to your destiny.” If you’ve ever been fortunate to see this group live, you’ll know their passion for their music is palpable and it is impossible to stay seated while they are on stage. Self-taught and clearly in possession of extraordinary talents, Savannah Afros includes a group of songwriters, …

The Write Not to Remain Silent

“I realized that if I didn’t get off the wrong train it would take me to the wrong destination and I would be too far down the line to hitchhike back to some semblance of happiness and fulfilment. So I called my parents, told them I hated my life and that I would be dropping out of law school.” One …

Paint Me an Artist

“We can all learn to draw. We all learnt how to write.” Art is a form of expression so intertwined with who we are not only in our appreciation of things of beauty but also in our need to have a platform to express who we are. However the question remains, can everyone be an artist? 99FM’s MYD Art spoke …

Sean K’s Steps to Trusting Yourself

“You need to take the first step. You will never know how far you can walk if you only believe you can, but you never take a step.” Last year he wowed us with his style, delighted us with his voice and captivated us with his acts of bravery when facing brain surgery. This year, with his musical career taking …

Talking About a Resolution Revolution

“Being a master of your own destiny is the coolest – it is not easy to really dedicate ourselves to sustained change, but achieving discipline and control is an immeasurably wonderful feeling.” Proving that life is a dance worth dancing is Namibia’s own dancer extraordinaire, Tulimelila Shityuwete, the Co-Founder and Director at First Rain Dance Theatre. 99FM’s MYD Art spoke …