Neo Muyanga

Neo Muyanga is a renowned South African musician that writes musical plays, chorus songs and has a variety of works for chamber and large ensemble (his operetta, The Flower of Shembe, premiered to critical acclaim in 2012). Neo was born in Soweto. He studied the Italian madrigal tradition with choral maestro, Piero Poclen, in Trieste, Italy. In the mid 90’s he co-founded the acoustic pop duo, blk sonshine, with Masauko Chipembere, garnering a following throughout southern Africa as well as internationally.  He continues to tour widely, both as a solo performer and in various bands.  Neo co-founded the Pan African Space Station in 2008 with Chimurenga’s publishing editor, Ntone Edjabe, to be a continually evolving space for cutting-edge Pan African music and sound art, presented on the internet and across stages in Cape Town and other parts of the globe.