The Oratorio of a Forgotten Youth is an ambitious project by The Brother Moves On in association with the Wits School of Arts, the Resonance String Quartet, the Vivacious Sounds Choir, altogether led by Standard Bank Young Artist for Jazz 2019 Mandla Mlangeni.
This multidisciplinary, genre bending and intergeneration collaborative endeavour brings together jazz, rock, classical and indigenous music influences. The Sonic memoirs look to re-imagine the possibilities of our imagined world. Oratorio of a Forgotten Youth creates new and interesting narratives juxtaposed with choral renditions of the struggles of our past, while swinging through the perplexities of our present day, and our future.
The libretto by Lesego Rampolokeng features performances with sonic and multimedia expressions that invoke the spirit of the forgotten youth, and that seek to be the springboard for the production and execution of bold new ideas of reimagining spaces for creative discourse.