Umzila ka Moya (Spirit's Path)
“Umzila ka Moya” takes audiences on a journey through the complexities, difficulties and beauty underlying identity, heritage, and ancestry. It is an interrogation of the historical contingencies, familial circumstances and social realities that make the ‘clan name’ a site for contestation, celebration, pain, loss, and belonging. Wounds are both opened and attended to, as we continue on this never-ending journey to (re)define ourselves and trace the footprints of those who came before us.
The Lingua Franca Spoken Word Movement, co-founded by Lwanda Sindaphi and Mbongeni Nomkonwana, was created in 2012 to help local artists mold their artistic gifts. The Lingua Franca Spoken Word Movement fuses performance poetry with music to create a signature sound that celebrates and preserves indigenous musicality and oral tradition while remaining both relevant and innovative to produce a unique and dynamic Afro-futuristic sound.