With a band, a new film & a new play, Carla Fonseca's name is worth noting

This musician, actress, director and playwright is building an important body of work - and on her own terms too, writes Sandiso Ngubane

21 July 2019 - 00:00 By Sandiso Ngubane

Carla Fonseca first caught my attention as the vocalist for Batuk, a band I had never heard of, a few years ago while I was helping curate the first edition of Art Africa Magazine's now-defunct That Art Fair after-party.

Alongside Spoek Mathambo and Aero Manyelo, there she was, part of this trio, surrounded by a lot of excitement. Sadly, I had to miss the show that night, and Batuk would soon fade from my mind, only to come back onto my radar again a few years later as a globe-trotting Afro-House duo consisting of Carla and Spoek Mathambo...

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