Insika Yesizwe

Insika Yesizwe

Based: Johannesburg.

Insika Yesizwe features seven phenomenally talented ladies who started their musical careers performing as individuals in various traditional acts and theatre productions such as; The Lion King (Disney Company), Africa Umojo (Joe Theron), Drumstruck, Bosadi Le Maropa, Revival (Duma Mnembe).

In early 2016 the ladies decided it was time to put their talents and creative musical ideas together, and form a uniqueness, which would soon become Insika Yesizwe – “Women of all Nations”.

This 60 minute performance displays a combination of spine chilling vocal arrangements, powerful traditional drumming, masterful marimba patterns, traditional Zulu dancing and ground stomping gumboot performances. Crowd participation is a major factor in this production, as everyone in the audience will receive a drum and get to join in on this World Class Performance. (Interactive performance is quoted based on audience size).

Insika Yesizwe share their story of growing up in rural South Africa and demonstrate how music and dance can bring hilarity and happiness in times of dysphoria and distress.

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King Chaka

King Chaka

Based: Johannesburg.

Having an African themed function?

Add a degree of authenticity to your African experience by having your function officially sanctified met by the historic king himself!

A formal meet and greet as your guests arrive at the function.
A formal introduction to the company CEO or most senior member of the occasion
including a traditional African beer sharing and group welcoming ceremony.
Traditional praise singing – he sings with a rich baritone voice, in his native Nguni language in which he praises and blesses the company, product, motor vehicle, event or award winner/s (in the client’s language choice) with good tidings.

Adding substance to the above, King Chaka’s appearance can be enhanced with the optional inclusion of his personal Induna/ drummer.

Add African authenticity and fun to your event with an official welcome – from the heart of the African bush!

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The Red Dazzlers

The Red Dazzlers

Based: Cape Town.

Cape Town’s own Ladysmith Black Mambazo!

This is Scatamiya Music at its very best! Scatamiya Music you ask? Best described as a soul driven form of music that found its roots in the Gold and Diamond mines of yesteryear – an era when men were forced to leave their families behind as they were relocated to far off mine-fields – men alone…yearning for their families and homes. Scatamiya music incorporates a unique breed of dance – a ‘walking on the toes, softly touching the floor.’

This is a 4 – 10 piece group, That sing about love, unity, piece and slavery. This kind of music started in gold and diamond mines –men alone in strange places yearning for their families.

Repertoire style: Homeless, Graceland Melodies, Shosholoza, Mbube (In the jungle) and more

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VioRimba

VioRimba

Based: Johannesburg.

A true passion project!
Combining the elegance of Kristel Birkholtz on violin and authentic sounds of African marimbas.

This well balanced and unique combination sets the tone for all African themed events, cocktails, pre-dinner drinks or welcome entertainment.

Example repertoire includes:

Pata Pata
Iqgirha (click song)
In the jungle
Red red wine
No woman no cry
Shosholoza

No technical required for less than 100 guests.

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Zulu Stickfighters

Zulu Stickfighters

Based: Johannesburg.

The guests have just enjoyed a great dinner – the tummies are full and copious amounts of red wine have been consumed – they are totally relaxed when suddenly the harsh voice of a Zulu warrior is heard shouting from within the venue – the warriors threats are echoed by his adversary. From the other end of the venue…the warriors stalk each other through the dinner tables, murmuring their threats as they advance towards the ‘staging area.

They meet amidst a thunderous clash of shields and sticks – a warrior falls, slain by his opponent who, foot placed firmly on the slain warriors chest raises his shield in victory as he cries out viva……..(your clients name).

As the audience applause fades our main show narrator takes to the stage where she welcomes the guests and proceeds to announce the show. An excellent, albeit optional preamble to your evenings entertainment!

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