THE MAK­ING OF ‘MOYA’

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• Mashile and Ma­jola met when they worked to­gether on Pamela Nomvete’s adap­ta­tion of her book, ‘Danc­ing to the Beat of the Drum’, which be­came the theatre/dance/ po­etry/mu­sic pro­duc­tion ‘Ngiyadansa’ in 2014. • Moya is the name of Mashile’s son. • Two po­ems from ‘Fly­ing Above the Sky’; two un­pub­lished works from ‘Threads’; two un­pub­lished works from ‘Ngiyadansa’ and new orig­i­nal works are in­cluded on ‘Moya’. • It’s an in­de­pen­dent col­lab­o­ra­tive project recorded at the his­toric Down­town Mu­sic Hub/Stu­dio Com­plex; at the SABC; and at the Bassline. • Amer­i­can mas­ter drum­mer and pro­ducer Joey Wil­liams, who’s worked on pro­duc­tions for Chaka Khan, Justin Bieber, Ju­dith Se­phuma and Frank McComb, pro­duced the album. • Sound en­gi­neer and new co-owner of the Bassline Kholofelo Sewela recorded, mixed and mas­tered the album.

Pic­ture: MABUTI KALI

MIGHTY WIND: Lebo Mashile per­form­ing a poem at Tur­bine Hall dur­ing the Mzansi Magic birth­day party in 2011

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