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John Weasley

  Cape Town, South Africa

John Weasley is a composer and performer based in Cape Town, South Africa. His compositions and arrangements have been broadcast both locally and internationally in feature films, commercials, and video games. He is credited for his composition in the South African film The Four Corners, which was the countries candidate for best foreign film at the 89th Film Academy Awards (Oscars). He is the principal songwriter in the group John Wizards, whose self titled album (2013) was released to critical acclaim; ranking number 8 in The Guardian’s (UK) best album of year. John Wizards has performed at  international music festivals such as Glastonbury, Primavera, and Midi and was included in The Mail and Guardian's 200 Young South Africans list of 2014. His  collaboration with playwright Joanna Evans on ‘The Year of the Bicycle’ helped earn the play a Standard Bank Silver Ovation award at the 2013 National Arts Festival. John's specialization lies in the creation of new compositions through a process of musical genre blending and cross-cultural engagement, and his interests include ethnomusicology; with a focus on music in Central and Southern Africa.

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