Friday, June 27, 2008

Works of John Mohapeloa & Mzilikazi Khumalo To Be Performed at S.A. National Arts Festival

We are pleased to see that South African composer and choral director Mokale Koapeng is giving voice to African Choralism at South Africa's National Arts Festival: Mail & Guardian “A marvellous mix of Mzansi and Mozart JEFF BRUKMAN - Jun 26 2008 10:04 “The vacuum created by the demise of Michael Blake's New Music Indaba has prompted this year's arrival at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown of exciting intercultural compositions as well as a plethora of South African works. The focus upon South African creativity and musicianship represents a maturing recognition of our own talents and abilities in the art music sphere.” “Cantus Africana director Mokale Koapeng brings African choralism to the fore with a tribute to the music of Southern African composer John Mohapeloa, as well as a programme devoted to a wide range of South African choral styles incorporating the works of Kevin Volans, Stanley Glasser and Mzilikazi Khumalo, among others. “Koapeng's two programmes are designed to highlight the depth of creativity within the African choral genre; a style of music-making that is integral to the musical expression of many within the broader South African community.” Full Post

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