Mhlengikazi is drawn to the beautiful sound of a bird singing deeply melancholic melody. She reciprocates echoing the tune. “Ndavi ilizwi kwelotyholo. Ndakhangela ndasondela.Lalisitsho lisithi. Ntyilo ntyilo ya’mandi lontsholo” The beauty of the melody and the tune are then disrupted by explosive moaning. It’s a young man caught in the blaze of political violence. Mhlengikazi is called to duty. The bird flies away with the melody. “Wayembethe ingubo ezimhlophe, wayembethe ne’ngubo ezibomvu,lalisitsho lisithi ilizwe lifile…
Director: Masedi Godfrey Manenye
Assistant director: Mbuyiselo Mlaba
Choreography: Masedi Godfrey Manenye and the cast.
Music: Kwazi Buthelezi, Bhekani Buthelezi and the cast.
Concept text: Masedi Godfrey Manenye and devised with cast.
Cast: University of Zululand Creative Arts final year students.