A musical journey to honour the life of Madiba

Madiba the African Opera is the biographical opera in the life of Nelson Mandela whose libretto was written by the late former presidents Grand Nephew, HRH Chief Unathi Phathuxolo Mtirara.

The music is composed by a Cape Town based Sibusiso Njeza with Orchestration by Kutlwano Masote.

The idea of the Opera was born from Mtirara’s wish to document the history of the Thembu Royal Family and Nation.

It opens on 27 November until 2 December, at State Theatre, Opera.

Listen to full interview here:


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
[LISTEN] Lady Zamar on her new album and co-headlining with Tamia

[LISTEN] Lady Zamar on her new album and co-headlining with Tamia

The house vocalist says the new album has been in the works since the release of her first in 2017.

[LISTEN]'People don't realise the 20 year overnight success story' - Nina Hastie

[LISTEN]'People don't realise the 20 year overnight success story' - Nina Hastie

The SAFTA Award nominee joined Azania in studio for this week's Friday Profile.

[LISTEN] Environmental Affairs department records decrease in rhino poaching

[LISTEN] Environmental Affairs department records decrease in rhino poaching

The department says this is the first time in 5 years that the annual figure is under 1000.

Understanding food science 'from the farm gate to consumers' plate'

Understanding food science 'from the farm gate to consumers' plate'

Azania spoke to Food Science Department chair at Stellenbosch University Prof Gunnar Sigge about the field of study.

Motoring: Why spinning is Africa's fastest growing motorsport

Motoring: Why spinning is Africa's fastest growing motorsport

Azania taps into a different aspect of the motoring industry with Vic Pardal.

[LISTEN] Meet South African artist and TIME Magazine cover star, Nelson Makamo

[LISTEN] Meet South African artist and TIME Magazine cover star, Nelson Makamo

The South African artist's work made it onto the cover of a special edition of the magazine.

Popular articles
'I got retrenched and it took a toll on my relationship' - on money and intimacy

'I got retrenched and it took a toll on my relationship' - on money and intimacy

Money is one of the top causes of relationship fights and divorce. Dr Eve and callers discuss how it can affect sexual intimacy.

Icasa's Rubben Mohlaloga to appeal 20 year sentence for fraud, money-laundering

Icasa's Rubben Mohlaloga to appeal 20 year sentence for fraud, money-laundering

He was sentenced alongside former acting head of the Land Bank Philemon Mohlahlane and attorney Dinga Rammy Nkwashu.

Dr Adriana Marais was on her way to the Red Planet. Then Mars One collapsed

Dr Adriana Marais was on her way to the Red Planet. Then Mars One collapsed

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Marais, a quantum biology researcher with dreams to live on Mars.

'They think they're the boss of the road' - Listeners share taxi driver tales

'They think they're the boss of the road' - Listeners share taxi driver tales

702/CapeTalk listeners share stories of having been violently harassed by taxi drivers and feel the government needs to act on it.

'Get ready for tax levy to save Eskom, because the money is simply not there'

'Get ready for tax levy to save Eskom, because the money is simply not there'

Eskom has so much debt it threatens to break South Africa. Bruce Whitfield interviews Dr Adrian Saville of Cannon Asset Managers.

McBride's testimony could implicate MPs in state capture

McBride's testimony could implicate MPs in state capture

Ipid boss Robert McBride is expected to implicate 30 high profile individuals including Members of Parliament in his testimony.

Eskom paid R300 billion (and counting) for 2 deeply flawed coal-fired dinosaurs

Eskom paid R300 billion (and counting) for 2 deeply flawed coal-fired dinosaurs

Litigation will follow, says Minister Gordhan. Business Day’s Carol Paton on his inquiry into the failing Medupi and Kusile.

South Africa just became the world’s hottest destination for oil exploration

South Africa just became the world’s hottest destination for oil exploration

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Stephen Larkin, CEO at Africa New Energies.