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Experience hosted by Griffin

2 hoursHosted in English
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Up to 6 people
Includes drinks

What you'll do

We meet at Bridge Books, where Thabiso starts the class with introductions -- learning how to introduce each other in isiZulu, and also in tsotsi taal -- the urban slang that most people in Joburg actually use every day.

Once everyone has had a chance to practice that, Thabiso will introduce ways of talking about music in Zulu. He plays samples of traditional music, gospel music and contemporary music that you'd hear on the radio. He talks about traditional musical instruments, and how music is performed today.

The language concepts we cover include:
* likes and dislikes
* musical vocabulary
* how to go to a concert
* how to buy music
* talking about playing music

By the end of the session, everyone should be able to request song, and talk about the songs that other people requested.
Other things to note
You don't need any previous experience with Zulu to take this class.
We meet at Bridge Books, where Thabiso starts the class with introductions -- learning how to introduce each other in isiZulu, and also in tsotsi taal -- the urban slang that most people in Joburg actually use every day.

Once everyone has had a chance to practice that, Thabiso will introduce ways of talking about music in Zulu. He plays samples of traditional music, gospel music and contemporary music that you'd hear on the radio. He…

What's included

  • Drinks
    We provide coffee, tea and water during the class.

Meet your host, Griffin

Host on Airbnb since 2016
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Griffin is an expert in informal markets and in promoting indigenous languages in Johannesburg. He's finishing a PhD on how street trading works in Joburg. He also runs Bridge Books, a unique little downtown bookstore that focuses on African literature, and with books in all 11 official languages. He's written about South African music for several publications.

Thabiso is a social activist, musician, and bookseller. He loves Zulu literature, and exploring the beauty of the language in his lyrics. He loves teaching others to appreciate Zulu in ways that are fun and practical.
Griffin is an expert in informal markets and in promoting indigenous languages in Johannesburg. He's finishing a PhD on how street trading works in Joburg. He also runs Bridge Books, a unique little downtown bookstore that focuses on African literature, and with books in all 11 official languages. He's written about South African music for several publications.

Thabiso is a social activist, musician, and bookseller. He loves Zulu literature, and exploring the beauty of the language in…
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Where you'll be

The entire session takes place inside Bridge Books at the Rand Club, a historic building in downtown Johannesburg.

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 12 and up can attend.

What to bring

Please bring a notebook and something to write with.