Ngoma dza Mapungubwe
Join Azah and Soda Studios as we present to you a spiritual musical pilgrimage into the story of Mapungubwe.
Azah is a multi instrumental musical director and cultural activist. Performing with a 9 piece band, dancers immersed in visuals and performing dancers.
The album is a body of work which seeks to present sonic ritual text and anthologies based on the royal historical sacred Mapungubwe kingdom in Southern Africa which was the zenith cultural epicentre of African civilization of its time. It was a powerful and wealthy ancient kingdom whose industrious people flourished and traded in gold and ivory with Eastern cultures such as China, Arabia and India. It is located where two rivers (Shashe and Limpopo) meet at a confluence of three countries: Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa. The songs in the album are presented as a songbook collection and represent various narratives around the history of the people that migrated during that era. It is a sonic allegory that sparks critical conversations around the current discourse surrounding Mapungubwe, a celebration of its past glory and re-imagination of a future vision for its people.
The weekend will see the Open Studio event being hosted on Nugget square. Come hang out on our square (no entrance fee), eat good food, view great art and enjoy the sound of our resident DJ’s. Family friendly!
Sat 30 Oct 2021