The brilliant singer-songwriter, poet and visual artist Msaki is live on our stage! Let’s welcome 2022 the 250 on Cedar way with the pinnacle of South African arts and culture.
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In 2016, Msaki’s performance won the National Arts Festival Standing Ovation Award; she subsequently won a Cape Town Fringe Fresh Music gold award and her track limfama Ziyabona topped both the Metro FM and Umhlobo Wenene FM radio charts. The track was from her 2016 album debut, Zaneliza: How the Water Moves, produced by pianist Nduduzo Makathini. Earlier, in 2013, she’d released an EP, Nalithemba.
Now Msaki has completed her second album, the double Platinum Heart, which was launched on November 20. The release comprises one mostly acoustic disc, subtitled Open, and one that engages with electronic dance music subtitled Beating.
As well as a rich voice and original material, Msaki’s music stands out for lyrics often characterised by explicitly political discourse. She’s written powerfully about Marikana (Blood, Guns and Revolutions), corruption (Anisixabisanga with The Brother Moves On), gender-based violence (At Stake) and more. Even songs dealing with more individual issues are underpinned by a deliberate ethos of Black pride, cooperation and anti-consumerism.
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