Moonchild Sanelly making moves
We caught up with the bright-haired beauty ahead of some big performance dates to get an insight into the world of this cultural innovator
Words: Tshiamo Seape
Moonchild is no ordinary artist. She is at once divisive and endearing, but this is probably why she is such a favourite; the best artists are usually ones that inspire strong opinions – positive or otherwise. However, this weekend the “F-Boyz” and “Thirsty” singer will be bringing her unique skill set to the inaugural We Are One Festival taking place in Johannesburg. Moonchild, along with a host of talented and influential artists, will all take the stage with the aim of bringing music lovers together by embracing commonality and leaving division at the door.
The ethos of We Are One is a connecting through music and on the 31st of March Moonchild, in collaboration with Ribane Ribane, Nonku Phiri, Langa Mavuso, FAKA and many more, will be joining forces to break down the barriers dividing a city and an industry. “I want to get the masses to open up to new styles of music and hopefully go the extra mile and request it on the radio because SA creativity is on fire,” says Moonchild.
We Are One promises to be a celebration of creativity and culture and that encompasses more than just music. With an emphasis on food, fashion and art, the festival is going to utilise a number of mediums that deeply resonate with people and push the culture forward.
It is no wonder that a bulk of the line up comprises multidisciplinary and experimental artists who are not only great musicians but embody everything that WAO stands for: (Moon Sanelly herself is a successful designer in addition to her musical endeavours) – “[attendees] can expect to find themselves catching themselves because I bring out the freedom Gawd” adds Moonchild.
Catch Moonchild while catching yourself at We Are One which will be taking place at 1 Fox on 31 March 2018.
If you thought all of this wasn’t enough, Moonchild will be taking her talents to Queensland, Australia, for a performance at the Commonwealth Games in honour of Mandela’s 100th birthday Celebration. If you’re lucky enough to find yourself down under on the 11th of April, don’t miss out.