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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.

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