Field of Practice:
Aural & Physical, Jury Core Group, Thematic Focus
Kapstadt, South Africa
2020, 2021, 2022, 2023
Neo Muyanga was born in Soweto. He studied the Italian madrigal tradition with choral maestro, Piero Poclen, in Trieste/Italy. In the mid 90’s he co-founded the acoustic pop duo, blk sonshine with Masauko Chipembere, garnering a following throughout Southern Africa and internationally.
Neo Muyanga writes music plays, chorus songs and has a variety of works for chamber and large ensemble. His operetta The Flower of Shembe premiered to critical acclaim in 2012.
He continues to tour widely both as a solo performer and in various band guises. Neo co-founded the Pan-African space station in 2008 with Chimurenga’s publishing editor, Ntone Edjabe, as a continually evolving host of cutting-edge Pan-African music and sound art on the internet and across stages in Cape Town and other parts of the globe.
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