Mother Africa – A Soundscape

Sounds from the performance

© Volley Nchabeleng

Mother Africa & Her Melodies (dir. Lulu Tsheola) is a one-hander play told by multi-instrumentalist and well-traveled musician and instrument collector Volley Nchabeleng. The indigenous musical show infuses a variety of African instruments into one spectacular showpiece. The performance takes the audience on an emotional journey of African music, from the seed to a tree that gave birth to African instruments, and to all the other sounds that nature produces.

Listen to the rhythms in performance at the ASSITEJ Artistic Gathering 2019 in Kristiansand here!

Hetty Hodgson is a recent History Graduate from Durham University (United Kingdom). Whilst at Durham, Hetty was Artistic Director of Fourth Wall Theatre Company, with whom she, most notably, directed and produced 'Yen' at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and 'Boys' on tour to Schools and Theatres around the UK. Most recently, Hetty has worked as part of the Pleasance Press Office at the Edinburg Fringe and is pursuing a career in Directing and Theatre Making.