The wind chisels the pale sandstone of the Soutpansberg. And ancient foothills roll into forest thick with wild figs and stinkwoods and trickling waterways. It is into this hilly precinct, three centuries ago, that a people migrated…. bringing with them a magic drum with smote all their enemies before them. They called their new home Venda which means 'pleasant land'. And they have remained fanning the flames of an artistic tradition brought from another land. This special edition of "On Track" takes a look at the Venda people and how their dream worlds and mythologies are made substantial through painting, pottery and wood sculpture.
This award winning, awe inspiring, documentary series deals with all things African. We look at the fascinating diversity and lives of the African wildlife…. from the lush rainforests, to the arid desert sands to the vast oceans surrounding the continent. We also explore the rich diversity of cultures and traditions of the various peoples and regions of this magical land;and, investigate the fragile African environments and man’s interaction with her delicate ecosystems. Each program is headed up by a "Did you know" segment: an entertaining, even humorous, short subject followed by a fascinating feature story. Your whole family will enjoy this visual experience.