Gcina Mhlophe is a national South African treasure who grew up in the Transkei. A well-known freedom fighter, activist, actor, poet, playwright, director, author and storyteller, she credits her grandmother for instilling in her a love of storytelling. She explains, “When I was growing up, half the kids in our neighbourhood would come and spend the evening at home so that they could listen to izinganekwane (tales).”
Gcina has appeared in theatres around the world from Soweto to London. Much of her work has been translated into many languages and she has travelled extensively in Africa and globally giving sought-after storytelling workshops. On this special album Mhlophe shares some of her stories and songs with us.