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Tackling Societal Issues Through Art

Music / Pj's

This live music and poetry production tackles societal issues including gender based violence, racism and religion.
The band consists of 7 members including a guitarist, keyboardist, percussionist, vocalist and three poets.

Tracklist:
Qamata – a prayer that every artist utters, to be granted a break to showcase talent and to be guided throughout their whole journey.
Nkos’ubusazi – confronting society on issues like racism, sexism and other social injustices.
Ityala – Condemning men who resort to GBV and expressing what it feels like to be a woman in this country.
Literary Tapestry – Embracing literature while pointing out that we all have stories to tell with our everyday lives.
Ndicel’ube ngowam – A love song where one expresses deep romantic and emotional connections in an attempt to win someone else’s heart.
Mapaseka – It’s all about a break up… the questions and the emotional trauma

PRODUCTION CREDITS

Director: Libhongo Mbiko
Lead Guitar and Keyboard: Xolisani Tayo
Acoustic Guitar: Masixole Ncapayi
Djembe Drum: Libhongo
Lead vocalist: Sinentlahla Fukula
Poet 1: Cinga Dyala
Poet 2: Kabelo Mokone
Poet 3: Zuko Xauka

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

Zuko “PriiZu” Xauka is 23 years old, and was born and raised in Mdantsane. He is a modeling instructor/mentor at the World of Art Movement NPC, Hip-hop artist, Poet, Fashion stylist and Graphic designer. He started modeling in 2015 when he won 2nd runner-up in the Mr & Miss Mdantsane in 2015. In 2016 he won 1st runner-up in Mr & Miss BCM Carnival, and in 2019 was in the top 5 of Mr & Miss Berlin November. He is a brand ambassador for A.M.T Apparel, Toxic Ink apparel, Duish Corner apparel, Soggy est. apparel, CheeseGang SA apparel and Mntana Womntu Omnyama Unako apparel. He has been featured in two local youth magazines, YAKHA MAGAZINE (issue 17) and SHAPING NEW MINDS (issue 4). He has performed at a number of events including Buyel’eMbo Cultural Festival, MVP Hiphop Concert, Arts & Culture Festival, Arts & Culture Literature Festival, Zingce Arts Festival, Mr & Miss Berlin November Activation Tour, Mdantsane Arts Festival and East London Fashion Festival. He has also released a number of songs including Dust Clouds (available on Soundcloud, SlikourOnLife & Youtube), Flip (available on Audiomack & SlikourOnLife), Need I say more (available on Soundcloud,Audiomack, SlikourOnLife & Youtube), Falling ft Soalar (available on Souncloud,Audiomack & SlikourOnLif ), Nkqe ft Hasty South (available on Soundcloud, Spotify, Youtube, iTunes, Tidal, Amazon & Boomplay).

Libhongo Mbiko is a writer, director, storyteller, model and an award winning actor from Mdantsane. Born in 1997 in
Eastern Cape, East London, he matriculated from Sinikiwe High School, where he performed in numerous school plays in a drama group called Sinikiwe Acting Group. In 2017, the group participated in a drama competition which took place at the Mdantsane Arts Centre, where they placed in the top five. Shortly after, Mbiko began working at the
Mdantsane Arts Centre, where he joined a drama group called Lingcambu Zempumelelo Creative Arts. In 2017, the group was part of Phaphama Cultural Festival which was held at Mdantsane Indoor Sports Centre. Here Mbiko was awarded a medal in the “Best Actor Category”. Much of the work he did at the time was experimental and improvisational. From the group, he was chosen for a one man show called SIHLE TELLS THE TALE, written by Cinga Dyala. The play was performed at numerous schools and community halls. His hard work has taken him to different
places and has brought him recognition. In 2019, Mbiko worked as a stage manager for award winning drama group, Stepping Stones.

He is a member of World Of Art Movement (Non-Profit Company), a company based in Mdantsane that runs a child development programme called Iingcambu Zempumelelo Creative Arts. It facilitates different Art Forms including drama, music, poetry and storytelling for primary and high schools around Mdantsane. Mbiko handles the drama department at the company.

He wrote and directed ‘Till Death Do Us Part’, a production that was performed at Hemingways Mall in East London.

Sinentlahla Fukula is a 23 year old, multi-talented artist, born and bred in Mdantsane. He is a natural music composer who effortlessly creates music just at the mere sound of a guitar. He has created many tunes and jams that aim to heal souls with touching lyrics and a voice that provides comfort. Sinentlahla is a proud member of the World of Art Movement, and that has opened doors for him to spread his wings and branch into acting as well and radio presenting. His commitment and the consistency of his work has allowed him to create a name for himself as a vocalist, and to perform on platforms like the Arts and Culture Festival, Buy’eleMbo Cultural Festival, Phaphama Cultural Festival and more. He has shared stages with the likes of Busiswa, Rethabile Khumalo, Nokwazi and more.

Apart from being a performing artist, he is also a music instructor in the Drama Society ran by the World of Art Movement, called “Lingcambu Zempumelelo Creative Arts”. Through this program, he has learned events management skills. He is a hard working artist, who is committed to developing children through Art and also introducing Art in its purest form.

Snega Fukula also embarked on a journey of being a Business and Arts South Africa debut programme participant, in 2020. That was when he was empowered with the skills to kick start his own company, Deep Mynds(Minds) Media. The BASA programme played a huge role in his company, to the point where he has opened a mobile audio recording
studio that specialises in recording young and upcoming musicians around the Eastern Cape. He also gives young and upcoming musicians a platform to engage around their crafts and promote them on his radio show, “The Local Top 20 Count Down”, on Kumkani FM. This airs on Saturdays from 10am to 12pm. The show promotes local music to the community and embraces local artists.

Xolisani Tayo, also known as Blaq Exellence, was born and raised in Potsdam Location. At an early age he realised that had a love for music, and sat next to the radio when his uncle was playing jazz. His uncle introduced him to Ali Sokatsi at Mdantsane Art Center. In 2016 he started keyboard lessons, while simultaneously teaching himself the guitar. In 2018, he met Cinga Dyala who introduced him to Child Development. He loved the idea of introducing children to art from an early age. Masixole Ncapayi joined and together they formed the World of Art Movement. Xolisani is now a guitarist, vocalist, keyboardist, and actor.

Xolisani Tayo has worked with Afro Roots Reggae band and made his stage debut with them. In 2019, he became a music facilitator for Lingcambu Zempumelelo Creative Arts and has worked with a number of different schools. He has performed at several festivals including Arts and Culture Arts Festival (2019), and Literature Festival (2020). He has worked with Libhongo Mbiko as a guitarist for a production called ‘Abuse’, which was performed at different schools in Mdantsane and the Guild Theater in East London. He performed at Zingce Arts Festival in 2021, as part of a production called ‘Sihle’.

Masixole Ncapayi is originally from Ngqushwa, but is now based in Mdantsane (Silver Town). He is a self-taught guitarist who has played with different bands in Gqeberha. Masixole is a member of the World of Art Movement, where he now serves as a guitarist, actor, vocalist, music instructor, event organizer, fundraising officer and a part-time
percussionist. He has performed at a number of events including the Phaphama Cultural Festival, the Arts and
Culture Festival and the Buyel’eMbo Cultural Festival, He has worked as an actor and was cast in ‘The Story of the African Choir’, which was directed by Napo Masheane and Ntsika Ngxanga. He shared the stage with the late
Lindiwe Nadlovu (Patjutju from Uzalo). He was also cast for a short film titled ‘IX3kakatho’, where he worked with Luthuli Dlamini and Kumkani Pictures. He has worked with a number of schools. Masixole is a career driven artist who strongly believes in the power of talent as he is self-taught in everything that he does.

Kabelo Mokone is a photographer, poet, an IT student, a former model and director of the Non-Profit Company, the World Of Art Movement NPC. In 2019 he was a Berlin November pageant finalist, and in that same year The World Of Art launched the annual Iingcambu Zempumelelo talent show for primary schools. In 2021 his photography company, Koena1130 Gallary came to life.

Cinga Dyala is a published author, poet, storyteller, actress, vocalist, radio presenter, literacy coach, event organiser, drama facilitator and mentor. She is also Founder and Director of Cinga Entertainment and Events and a Non-Profit Company called the World of Art Movement NPC. In 2015, she started a Child Development Programme with a Drama Society called “Iingcambu Zempumelelo Creative Arts” and in 2016, published her debut novel, “Sihle Tells the Tale”. She was selected as a Business and Arts South Africa Debut Programme participant in 2017. She and the team she gathered came together in 2018 to form the “World of Art Movement” and launched Inkcubeko Yomntwana Arts Festival. She became a Radio Presenter on Kumkani FM in 2019, running the Kiddies Show which promotes the culture of reading in children by inviting children for on-air reading sessions. Also in 2019, her company, Cinga Entertainment and Events, partnered with Nal’ibali to help promote Literature in Primary Schools. In 2019 The World of Art Movement launched the Annual Iingcambu Zempumelelo Talent Show for Primary Schools. In 2020, The World of Art Movement celebrated the World Read Aloud Day with 5 Primary Schools from around Mdantsane. The company partnered with Mdantsane Community Library, A Book for Every Child Foundation, Fundanii Digital Literacy,
Nal’ibali and Kumkani FM in ensuring the success of the event which was covered by the SABC News. In 2020, she became the BASA Debut Programme Provincial Ambassador and also launched her novel at the National Arts Festival Literature Festival. She was listed as one of the 200 Young South Africans by Mail & Guardian in 2021, won the Daily Dispatch’s Local Heroes Award and also won the Arts and Culture Poetry Competition as the “Best Poet” on both
District and Provincial levels. Still in 2021, she was selected as one of the artists who were going to pay tribute to the
Eastern Cape born Literary Icons through Poetry. She obtained a TEFL Certificate in 2022, which enables her to teach English online as a foreign language.

  • Venue: Pj's
  • City: Makhanda
  • Location: Top of Somerset Street, Grahamstown, Makhanda, 6139
  • Ticket Price: R50.00
  • Genre: Music
  • Duration: 45 minutes
  • Ages: All ages
  • Language: IsiXhosa and English
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