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NEW SOUNDS ANCIENT TOOLS | MPHO MOLIKENG

NEW SOUNDS / ANCIENT TOOLS
In this podcast series, musician and musicologist Cara Stacey interviews leading indigenous music specialists from across southern Africa about their beginnings, their praxis, and the highs and lows of working in indigenous musics.

Mpho Molikeng

Mpho Molikeng is a Lesotho-born multi-faceted artist. He is a curator, actor, musician, poet, painter, storyteller and cultural activist. Molikeng plays a number of African instruments such as lesiba, mamokhorong, setolo-tolo, mbira, djembe and others. In 1995, he studied Fine Arts with Bloemfontein College. He also studied Drama at Soyikwa Institute of African Theater in 1998. In 2016, Molikeng was the co-facilitator at the Music In Africa Instrument Building and Repair Workshop. Since 2017, he has been a visiting lecturer at Wits University in Johannesburg, South Africa, and has been a guest lecturer at North-West University. Beyond his educational and research work, Mpho has been a part of numerous collaborations with artists across the globe.