‘I’m a little concerned about the kind of masculinity we teach our sons,’ says poet and musician Itai Hakim. This concern is at the centre of Fuccboi, a collaborative and interactive lecture-performance presented by Hakim and Siyabonga Mthembu (The Brother Moves On). Fuccboi is a sonic exploration of masculinities and ways of being in the world that men inherit. At once a private/public reckoning with the past and present, Fuccboi is also an attempt at dreaming different futures.
Siyabonga Mthembu is the lead vocalist of The Brother Moves On, a Johannesburg-based performance collective. The collective’s hybrid sound captures both the growing pains and joy of idealism of South Africa's transition years, and in so doing, prays for a return to a collaborative and communal experience of bettering our space. Mthembu is also a member of Shabaka and the Ancestors, a transatlantic musical project.
Itai Hakim, former member of the duo 8 Bars Short, is a poet and musician whose work seeks to re-imagine the traditions of Southern African folklore and storytelling in a contemporary setting. The stories he is interested in understanding are ones that engage the post-apartheid transition – past, present, future.
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