Azah studied musical training at the Musical Theatre of the Tshwane University of Technology and this gave him the traveling future he had dreamed of, seeing him perform across Europe and South America with Gregory Magoma’s Vuyani Dance Theatre productions Ketima and Beautiful Us.
Mma-Melodi: The Spirit of Malombo – Producer/ Musical Director
Khwezi - Say My Name - Musical Director
Let them play - Actor
Mmapula-Mother of Rain – Percussionist
Ketima – Percussionist and composer of rhythmic story line
Beautiful Us – Percussionist
Somehow Delightful – contemporary dancer/percussionist
Rhythm Colour – Percussionist and composer of rhythmic storyline
Kwezi - Say My Name
Recently, Azah was the Musical Director for Khwezi – Say My Name, a stage adaptation of The Remarkable story of Fezekile Ntsukela Kuzwayo, a book by Redi Tlapi. He composed beautiful, soul-stirring music that chronicled her journey of loss, pain, rejection, victory and emancipation which set the spiritual backdrop to this critically acclaimed, moving play which previewed at the South African State Theatre to packed audiences.
Mma-Melodi: The Spirit of Malombo
Azah’s most recent theatrical work was the Producer, Director and Musical Director of a conceptual concert called Mma-Melodi: The Spirit of Malombo. The musical evening was a celebration of Mamelodi’s rich musical heritage and expression and included in the State Theatre’s Mzansi Fela festival which is a celebration of local artistry and creativity. It was a multi-disciplinary, multimedia presentation of the township’s socio political and musical history that defined a unique culture and lifestyle and will culminate into a focus Mamelodi’s biggest global export, Malombo music’s heritage, influence and legacy. It included a photographic exhibition curated by Moshito wa Mamelodi and young female photographers Ntombi Shabangu and Lebogang Magolego. This was followed by a musical concert featuring Dr Vusi Mahlasela, Azah, Thabang Tabane, Naftali, Ncamisa Nqana and Fifi the Raiblaster.
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