The South African State Theatre (SAST) in partnership with Akum Agency and ALTBLK presents SAST FRINGE Season 02 featuring musicians NEO MUYANGA, MUNEYI, PILANI BUBU, and THESIS ZA on 24 April 2022 LIVE at the theatre.
Neo Muyanga is a composer whose work traverses new opera, jazz improvisation and African idiomatic song. Muneyi’s sound is a healing experience, a meeting with the gods. Pilani Bubu is never without a lived experience etched into her heart and mind. Thesis ZA's music has traces of neo soul, R&B, Afro soul and jazz.
Tickets range from R80 to R200 on Webtickets- available at the State Theatre, Pick n Pay stores, and online. The event will start at 14:00.
Having been exclusively online, on Season 02, SAST FRINGE sees music lovers being part of the LIVE recording experience of musicians’ performances. This luxury was not enjoyed when this cutting-edge music programme was launched in November 2020 during strict COVID-19 lockdown restrictions. Its establishment was a measure to offer pandemic relief and employment for artists during lockdowns. The programme has created work for artists, including those working behind the scenes.
SAST FRINGE provides an opportunity for working artists that have been on the fringe but depend on their artistic and technical talents for a living. It is dominated by musicians who are producing music to enter the mainstream or commercial scene.
To date, season 02 have has profiled talented artists such as Nhlanha Dube, Urban Village, Le Mpendulo, UMLE Mathapelo Masilela and Leomile. Their performances will soon be put online for streaming.