- Currently working on a
second solo album
- Producing a Pan-African
- Recording her first
- Writing and performing for
a recording project on Tolerance and Diversity for Shikaya.org with
artists Aron Turest (producer, keyboardist Freshlyground and director
of the project), Teba Shumba, Jitsvinger
- Ernestine hosts discussions/workshops
using the film ‘Brown’ as a tool to encourage men,
women and youth to find their creative expression and explore their
heritage as she does in the film, in an effort to better understand
the origins of the challenges that face the so-called coloured community
today. Ernie plans to extend the Brown Workshops
to high schools, teenage pregnancy homes and prisons.
- Ernie is currently fund-raising
for her second musical documentary, 'Afrikan Son'
as she spreads her wings as filmmaker, producing and co-directing the
film about her mentor and late godfather, Ernest ‘Ernie’ Pietersen - a
Rastafarian musician, father figure and role model to many in the Cape
flats community after the Group Areas Act evictions.
- One of her well-loved music
collaborations is an ongoing project called ‘Womantide’,
where she joins forces with two other phenomenal female artists: singer/songwriter, Tina Schouw and playwright/performance poet, Malika Ndlovu.
In the show, the three women weave vocal magic through their poetry
and music, in honour of the human spirit.
- Ernestine Deane received
a grant from the National Arts Council of South Africa in November
2010 for her multi-disciplinary production on the history of slavery
in Cape Town White Paper Boats. She is currently touring
the piece to schools around the Cape.
- Ernestine Deane has been
invited to perform White Paper Boats in
Fiji at the Wasa wasa Oceans festival December 2011.