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Purple Light Mirror in the Mud

Poems and Soundscapes
By the Botsotso Jesters and Lionel Murcott
Soundscapes by James de Villiers

This is a ground-breaking compact disk featuring thirty-eight poems by the Botsotso Jesters (Siphiwe ka Ngwenya, Ike Mboneni Muila, Isabella Motadinyane, Anna Varney, Allan Kolski Horwitz) and Lionel Murcott. Their very diverse work has been set to ‘electro-acoustic’ musical accompaniment by James de Villiers, a musician and painter. The vibrant and subtle interaction between the poets’ voices, the rhythms of the poems and de Villiers’ imaginative electronically produced sound patterns makes for an original and compelling experience.

This CD surely brings poetry alive, with all the cadences of South African speech that have so long been suppressed and forms a vital introduction to our contemporary poetry scene.

Published 2001
Publisher Botsotso Publishing, South Africa
Format Audio Compact Disk