I never label any of the recordings that I make using the voice memo app on my phone. Because of that, they all get automatically saved under the name of the location where a recording had taken place. Before the release of Thetha Mama - Zolani Mahola’s debut album as The One Who Sings - I revisited a short recording that I had captured at The Baxter Theatre in Cape Town at the end of last year. It was a spellbinding moment during the final night of Zolani’s one-woman stage production (also called The One Who Sings) when she had invited the audience to repeat a series of affirmations after her:
THE ONE WHO SINGS.
Updated: Mar 19, 2022