Neo Muyanga was born in Soweto. He studied the Italian madrigal tradition with choral maestro, Piero Poclen, in Trieste, Italy. In the mid ’90s he co-founded the acoustic pop duo, BLK Sonshine with Masauko Chipembere, garnering a following throughout Southern Africa and internationally. Muyanga also co-founded the Pan African Space Station (PASS) in 2008 with Ntone Edjabe, as a continually evolving host of cutting-edge Pan African music and sound art on the internet and across stages in Cape Town and other parts of the globe.
He composes works for choir, chamber and large ensemble and continues to tour widely as a solo performer and in various band guises. His operetta, The Flower of Shembe, premiered to critical acclaim in 2012.