Trio Breathe come home with a soul-lifting Performance

On the 28 September the UJ Arts & Culture are proud to partner with the trio Breathe for their “homecoming” launch performance of The Journey at the Art Centre Theatre on the University of Johannesburg’s Kingsway Campus.

The Journey takes the audience through the Breathe trio: Sandile Mcunu, Gabisile Nkosi and Sizwe Mondlane’s personal, spiritual and musical discovery and is merges a world of genres into a unified sound of heartfelt music.

Mcunu, Nkosi and Mondlane are all from Mpumalanga although they only met each other in 2014 when they joined the UJ Choir in 2014. Together they formed a trio called Benedictus and their musical journey began. As Benedictus they performed alongside various artists and at many different events, growing their repertoire and developing an immense sleeve of program-variation, culture and genre-crossing.

After four years of self-discovery the trio have rebranded themselves to better encapsulate the to the feeling one gets when listening to the trio and to encompass the merging of music worlds.

“We have really taken our music and performance to the next level in these four years, it has a deep global feel now, something we are very proud of ” says Mondlane.

This special launch performance takes place at 18:00 and will take audiences on a soul-lifting journey.


UJ Arts & Culture, a division of the Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture (FADA) produces and presents world-class student and professional arts programmes aligned to the UJ vision of an international university of choice, anchored in Africa, dynamically shaping the future. A robust range of arts platforms are offered on all four UJ campuses for students, staff, alumni and the general public to experience and engage with emerging and established Pan-African and international artists drawn from the full spectrum of the arts.

In addition to UJ Arts & Culture, FADA ( offers programmes in eight creative disciplines, in Art, Design and Architecture, as well as playing home to the NRF SARChI Chair in South African Art & Visual Culture, and the Visual Identities in Art & Design Research Centre. The Faculty has a strong focus on sustainability and relevance, and engages actively with the dynamism, creativity and diversity of Johannesburg in imagining new approaches to art and design education