THE MAKING OF ‘MOYA’
• 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 • Two poems from ‘Flying Above the Sky’; two unpublished works from ‘Threads’; two unpublished works from ‘Ngiyadansa’ and new original works are included on ‘Moya’.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.
MIGHTY WIND: Lebo Mashile performing a poem at Turbine Hall during the Mzansi Magic birthday party in 2011