Current projects:

  • Currently working on a second solo album
  • Producing a Pan-African music project
  • Recording her first Afrikaans release
  • Writing and performing for a recording project on Tolerance and Diversity for 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.