Khanyiso Gwenxane

Khanyiso Gwenxane – from Khayelitsha to the World Stage


Khanyiso Gwenxane Khanyiso Gwenxane

Khanyiso’s story is one of those that shows the current artistic system in our country at work, in all its strengths and weaknesses.  He was born and raised in the township Khayelitsha. Even 20 years into South African democratic rule, the name conjures up images of poverty, apartheid-legacy living conditions and vast expanses of living conditions that are still an embarrassment to local and national government.

Khayelitsha Township, outside Cape Town, with a view of World Heritage Site Table Mountain in the background. [read more…]

Khanyiso Gwenxane – from Khayelitsha to the World Stage2013-12-16T13:24:46+02:00

Opera in a Convent Garden 2014: Artist CV’s


Goitsemang Lehobye (Soprano) Goitsemang Lehobye (Soprano)

Goitsemang Lehobye – SOPRANO – Résumé

Goitsemang was born in Ga-Rankuwa and loved singing from as early as she can remember.  After finishing her school career, she could not pursue her studies due to a lack of funds and she joined The Black Tie Ensemble’sIncubator” Scheme in February 2005.  Goitsemang performed with The Black Tie Opera Chorus, taking part in productions of Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor, Don Pasquale Puccini’s Tosca and Madama Butterfly and Leoncavallo’s I Pagliacci and Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana.

Goitsemang soon attracted attention for [read more…]

Opera in a Convent Garden 2014: Artist CV’s2013-12-03T09:11:13+02:00
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