a song for the living …


This is a song for those who have chosen to live, for those who have looked at death in the eye, for those
who see, for those who feel… a collaboration between Matthew Macfarlane and KwaMdali.

KwaMdali (the place where the Creator resides) a Non-Profit Company that develops artprenuers within rural areas of Southern Africa. We began this incredible journey in 2018 with the young people from the Madibeng District (Bapong, Majakaneng, Wonderkop and Marikana).

This is a KwaMdali production commissioned by the National Arts Festival, with funds from the Presidential Stimulus Programme, administered by the National Arts Council.

  • Ticket Price: R10.00
  • Duration (minutes): 8 min
  • Ages: All ages
  • Release Date: May 18, 2021
  • Language: isiZulu, isiXhosa, English

You will only see a 30 second trailer of this content until the Release Date and Time listed above. At the designated time, the full content will become available for viewing at any time until 11th April.


Concept: Hlengiwe Lushaba Madlala
Composition and Production: Matthew Macfarlane
Artists: Hlengiwe Lushaba Madlala, Ziyanda Frans, Ziwe Ntshiba and Sive Dumani

Photo credit: Johanna Tshabalala
Lungelo Mntambo
Sifiso Mhlekude