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“revolting music” – a performative survey of the music that liberated south africa.

together with three collaborators:

galina juritz (violin), ashish joshi (tabla) and mapule tshabalala (saxophone), muyanga explores
the phases of protest-in-song taking apart the hymns that populated the colonial memoir and the laments that accompanied the armed struggle. the band reconstitutes a soundtrack of anger and war given voice by students across the country; the band play a score that speaks to today’s songs of ridicule used to lampoon a former vanguard of revolution.
and, of course, the band also play new love songs, for what good is a revolution without a mad love inserted there?!

neo muyanga is a writing fellow at the wits institute for social and economic research (wiser) and
duke university.


Concert at WAM

WiSER invites you to

Neo Muyanga in Concert

Thursday, 7 August


Forecourt, Wits Art Museum

Neo Muyanga, the award-winning musician/composer and a writing fellow at WiSER, will present an installation of his work at the Forecourt of the Wits Art Museum. He will respond to to the themes of the Arts of Human Rights workshop with particular attention to the concept of the archive.

This event is part of ‘The Arts of Human Rights,’ a workshop collaboration between Bard College and the University of Witwatersrand, 5-7 August 2014.

A reception for students who have graduated after participating in the IHRE programme of Wits and Bard College will be held at the same time.