Nonku Phiri Featured in Gabrielle Goliath Sound Installation at the Iziko South African Museum

Nonku Phiri performed at the Iziko South African Museum in October as part of multi-media artist Gabrielle Goliath’s new sound installation “This song is for…”. The piece featured Nonku along with a number of other female and gender-queer musicians performing a collection of dedicated songs selected by a group of survivors of sexual abuse. The songs were interrupted in cycles, creating a disruption meant for listeners to “affectively inhabit a contested space of traumatic recall – one in which the de-subjectifying violence of rape and its psychic afterlives become painfully entangled with personal and political claims to life, dignity, hope, faith, even joy.”

Read more about the performance here.