Neo Muyanga

Neo Muyanga, THORISO le MORUSU, 2013. Photo: K. Diallo and The Neosong Co

Neo Muyanga, THORISO le MORUSU, 2013. Photo: K. Diallo and The Neosong Co

Neo Muyanga (b. Soweto, South Africa) lives and works in Cape Town, South Africa. Muyanga is a composer and sound artist whose work traverses new opera, jazz improvisation, Zulu and Sesotho idiomatic songs. He initially trained to sing in choirs in Soweto and learned madrigals in Italy in the 1990s. A co-founder of the duo Blk Sonshine alongside Masauko Chipembere, he also created the Pan African Space Station (2008) with Ntone Edjabe – a platform for experimental Pan African music on the internet. He has released eight albums, including Second-hand Reading with William Kentridge (2016), and MAKEbdA (2019) which was a featured sound installation during the Sharjah Biennial, UAE (2019).