Ghetto session provides networking platform

Ghetto session attendees mingling at Siki's.

“Our aim is to provide artists and creatives with a platform to showcase their work, but more importantly, we offer individuals a safe space to connect with one another and heal,” says Siyabonga Mbaba, who hosts Ghetto Sessions, an intimate show that takes place once a month in different parts of Khayelitsha.

Siya says through hosting the sessions, small local businesses get exposure; people from different backgrounds and ethnicities interact with one another, and artists get the opportunity to showcase their work and grow their fanbase.

In addition, there’s live music, literature, food and drinks and people of all ages are free to attend.

The next session takes place at Makukhanye Art Room in Site B, on Saturday May 11, from 1pm to 5pm. Entry is free.