As a composer and librettist, Muyanga is an important voice in South African opera. His operettaThe Flower of Shembe illustrates a Pan-African musical idiom, merging his own roots with influences from greater Africa.
Crankshaw is a London-based composer, pianist and French horn player, and was composer-in-residence for the London City Orchestra’s 2016 Summer term, during which the LCO premiered her work Paper Bird.
The composer has a strong presence in the UK ethno-experimental scene. Stacey merges her Western piano background with African instruments, which she studied with Dizo Plaatjies (a relative of Lungiswa Plaatjies).