Set Free

Music  /  Spoken Word / City Hall

A self discovery through song and spoken word. Revelations so deep, intense that one can’t but be satisfied with waking up every morning with an opportunity to breathe and witness the sun rise and its setting.

You are invited to a date with Yveslight and Joza Primary Schools Choir. It will be a dining time between our hearts and yours. Questions will be answered, and sleeping thoughts will be triggered.

Come listen to the soothing and sweet angelic voices of Joza Primary Schools Choir. A revelation of a mystery between a design and his designer.


Choristers, Samuel Ntlebi Primary School
Choristers, C.M. Vellem Primary School
Choristers, N.V. Cewu Primary School
Choristers, Makana Primary School
Accomoamist, Sanic Hugo
Backing ministers, Beautiful Gates
Spiritual leader, Pastor Bubusi More


Nolwakhe Yvonne Sewelo (aka Yveslight) was born in Jouberton, Klerksdorpin the North West province but spent her primary school years in Mount Fere, Eastern Cape where she originates. She is a song writer and has written over 100 songs but has only 9 recorded out of that 100. She is also an author with two of her books undergoing a publication process.

Yveslight holds an honours degree in music which she completed at the University of Jyvaskyla in Finland as well as a Masters degree in Musicology which she passed with Cum laude at North West University. She recently parted ways with Rhodes University where she was registered as an nGAP lecture and a PhD student in ethnomusicology.

During her scholarship in 2011, Yveslight performed with Cantinovum around four cities in Germany including Helsinki and Tampere in Finland. On her return, she joined the teaching profession and conducted several arts and sports Outreaches and campaigns which has managed to reach over 72 schools in three provinces.

Throughout her music studies, Yveslight had Prof. Santisa Viljoen and Mandie De Villiers Schutte as her singing lecturers. She further attended master classes with Prof. Kobie Van Rensburg and Erica Eloff. She has performed for groups such as: NWU PUK Serenaders; Ngoma Africa, Cantinovum (JAMK); Bandura Express marimba ensemble, NWU woodwind ensemble under Prof. Devroop, Matlosana Sings Gospel and Friends.

In 2014, Yveslight got mugged by gangsters who planned to stab her with a black label beer, but her screaming saved her life although she developed vocal nodules which led to an operation. For a period of two years, she had no speaking or singing voice. It was only when she got deep into spirituality that she rediscovered herself. She has now left opera and strictly sings classical gospel music.

  • Venue: City Hall
  • City: Makhanda
  • Location: Church Square, opposite the Cathedral, High Street, Grahamstown, Makhanda, 6139.
  • Ticket Price: R50.00
  • Programme Type: FRINGE
  • Genre: Music  /  Spoken Word
  • Duration: 60 mins
  • Ages: ALL AGES
  • Language: English/IsiXhosa/Setswana
June 22, 2023   16:00 - 17:00
June 23, 2023   14:00 - 15:00