WiSER invites you to two events byNeo Muyanga
Panel on Violence and the Immigrant
Workers Museum, Newtown
Speakers: Khadija Patel (Journalist and WISER Fellow), Bishop Paul Verryn (Civil Rights Activist), Prof Sarah Nuttall (Director of WISER), Neo Muyanga (WISER Resident Composer)
Uniti Hymn Concert, with the House of Prayer for All Nations Choir featuring Neo Muyanga
5:30 for 6pm
The House of Prayer for all Nations Choir comprises members of the Congolese community now living in inner city Johannesburg. They perform gospel songs from the Congo, South Africa and other parts of the continent in the many languages of africa, with the express aim of fostering a spirit of collaboration between Africans in South Africa.
WiSER composer-in-residence, Neo Muyanga, collaborates with the HPN chorus in creating a new hymn – the Uniti anthem, based on the preamble to the national planning commission written by poets, Njabulo Ndebele and Antjie Krog.
The concert premier of the Uniti anthem will be recorded live to form part of an art installation at the African union headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, set to open in 2015.