Ayanda Nxumalo and Nomakrestu Xakatugaga
Through poetry, music and movement, “Camdeboo” by Ayanda Nxumalo traces vignettes of Sara Baartman’s life and it’s mirrors and parallels in modern society.
Ayanda Nxumalo is a multidisciplinary artist who graduated from Durban University of Technology. She is an Actor, Singer, Dancer, Poet, Writer who started performing from a young age at church in Nativity plays. She has been mentored and coached by Debbie Lutge, Jerry Pooe, Menzi Mkhwane and many more. She has taught singing to high school students, facilitated in dance, performed in numerous festivals including the Jomba Dance Festival, Community Arts Festival and the National Arts Festival. She is the author of the anthology Drum Beats (2019). Ayanda is the recipient of the Best Singer Award at DUT 2019, Best Actress Award at the Insimu Theatre Festival 2019. She has acted alongside Menzi Mkhwane in Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth and Hamlet. She sang on the Vula Vala soundtrack, a television series by Mandla Ngcongwane.