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Neo Muyanga – a Revolting Mass
Composer and musician and a co-curator of the Pan African Space Station Neo Muyanga is back with more Revolting Tunes that engage the axis of black music and the aesthetics of protest. The performance lecture is part of Muyanga’s ongoing, multi-focal exploration of protest music. The project spans from how protest songs played a key role in South Africa’s liberation to the role of liberation music in Egypt, Brazil and Uruguay. He hosts discussions and performances to explore these themes with NYC based musicians.
“This is ugly beautiful. One of the roles of music is to do that. It’s position is between things… Nothing is fixed. We can always invent, change. Sometimes that means we have to destroy. That’s okay. It opens that space to build afresh. Music teaches us that. At the moment it feels like we’re in a shit space. But that bodes well for our future. What comes next? How do we get there? That’s my question.” Neo Muyanga, “In The Listening Room,” Chimurenga 16: The Chimurenga Chronic (October 2011)
Neo Muyanga is a composer and musician and a co-curator of the Pan African Space Station. He works across genres – from classical to hip-hop, jazz to pop, and electric guitar to operaand writes, plays, and composes for chorus, chamber, and large ensembles. He has also composed music for and toured with Britain’s prestigious Royal Shakespeare Company and South Africa’s celebrated Handspring Puppet Company. He is a fellow of the Aspin Global Leadership Initiative, a research fellow at the University of the Western Cape and has a WISER–DUKE writing fellowship.
Neo Muyanga – Revolting Songs
Neo Muyanga‘s “Revolting Songs: Black Music and the Aesthetics of Protest” Here, the Cape Town based composer and PASS co-founder continues his multi-focal exploration of protest music that spans from how protest songs played a key role in South Africa’s liberation to the role of liberation music in Egypt, Brazil and Uruguay. Neo Muyanga is a composer and musician and a co-curator of the Pan African Space Station. He works across genres – from classical to hip-hop, jazz to pop, …
PASS in NY: Neo Muyanga
Cape Town-based composer and PASS co-founder Neo Muyanga is engaged in an ongoing, multi-focal exploration of protest music that spans from how protest songs played a key role in South Africa’s liberation to the role of liberation music in Egypt, Brazil and Uruguay. For PASS at the Performa Hub in New York, Neo will host discussions and performances to explore these themes with NYC based musicians. “This is ugly beautiful. One of the roles of music is to do …
Revolting Songs: Neo Muyanga
This installment of Stories about Music in Africa features South African musician and composer Neo Muyanga. Stories about Music in Africa is an ongoing project of the Pan African Space Station. Special thanks to Brundyn+ Gallery and Johannesburg Workshop in Theory and Criticism.
Neo Muyanga: Revolting Songs
Stories about Music in Africa: On Thursday January 15, 2015, Pan African Space Station (PASS) shall broadcast a concert-lecture from Neo Muyanga. This transmission is the second in a series of monthly PASS broadcasts recorded at the Chimurenga headquarters in Cape Town and satellite locations across the African world. Tune in at panafricanspacestation.org.za For more on Neo Muyanga read here. Produced with kind support from Goethe-Institut and Pro Helvetia. Thanks too to Brundyn+ Gallery and Johannesburg Workshop in Theory and …
Neo Muyanga is a Soweto-born composer and musician living in Cape Town. He co-founded Pan African Space Station with Ntone Edjabe in 2008 (or was it in Yeoville in the 1990s?). June 2014 saw the debut of his opera, The Struggle is My Life, based on an episode in the life of Nelson Mandela and commissioned by Opera Africa. In the (Chronic) listening room, Bra Neo asks: “Does Mapfumo’s Chimurenga music – struggle music – still have any meaning today?” For further information: neosong.net
A once-off: Chief Dr. Prof. Neo Muyanga drops his shembe baton and pulls out the toys – and this man takes his games seriously. Muyanga was born in Soweto, into a long line of traditional composers and makers of the timbila (a Mozambican tuned wood percussion instrument). He studied the Italian madrigal tradition with choral maestro, Piero Poclen, in Trieste, Italy. Neo composes works for choir, chamber and large ensemble and continues to tour widely as a solo performer and …
Neo Muyanga’s The Flowers of shembe – a mythic tale of faith & destiny
LIBERATION RADIO: CAPE TOWN – 15 March 2022 – 3pm: South African Liberation Songs
In our opening session we present a conversation between contemporary musicians who actively draw on the archive to directly inform their music and artist practice, along with audio pieces from each participant. With: Neo Muyanga, Asher Gamedze, Masello Montana and Nhlanhla Ngqaqu (iPhupho L’ka Biko). Neo Muyanga is a composer, theorist and activist who is engaged in a multi-focal exploration of protest music that spans from how protest songs played a key role in South Africa’s liberation to the role …
LIBERATION RADIO: CAPE TOWN – 15th-18th March 2022, 3-6pm
Liberation Radio is part of Chimurenga’s ongoing query on knowledge production via African sound worlds. Through this program we explore the possibilities of radio as a research platform and the sonic archives of cultural struggles, and the role of city-studios such as Cairo, Accra, Conakry, Algiers, Dar es Salaam, Lusaka and more, as revolutionary capitals which hosted and disseminated liberatory work through their national infrastructure. This edition, live from our Cape Town studio on the 15th -18th of March from …