Cwaka [kǀʷa:ka]. The Silence.

An album by the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra and Cape Town Opera

Featuring original cover art by William Kentridge “A Sonnet That I Never Wrote” 2013

This album is a silent pause to support those who, like the Cape Town Opera and Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra, have been silenced by the pandemic.

It stands in solidarity with the artists around the world who face being silenced whether that be because of Covid, or conflict, or censorship, or loss of funding.

It represents the power of the arts to move us. What will be lost if they are silenced. And the opportunity to work together to save them from this fate.

A limited number of special edition records will be available for purchase and auction in January 2022.

Every listen supports the Cape Town Opera and Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra. Every listen helps keep the volume up – for future generations.

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Watch the Making of Cwaka

A SILENT PAUSE TO SUPPORT ARTISTS ALL AROUND THE WORLD