Pantsula Dancers

Pantsula Dancers

Based: Johannesburg

During the late 1950’s and the 1960’s the youth of South Africa’s townships – Soweto, Meadowlands, Tsekane and many others had become exposed to such modern devices as transistor radios which quickly made them aware of music trends throughout the townships.

Ghetto blasters, (as they became known) became prized possessions that loudly amplified such dance routines as the Kwela, Marabi, Jive and upbeat African Jazz!  This new music was indeed food for hungry imaginations – a music that commanded attention and respect…that evoked the human body to wriggle writhe and jerk every limb into a rhythm never before seen!

Just back from the jam packed arenas of Shanghai, China our Pantsula dancers have put a brand new spin on this dynamic, traditional form of Township dancing. Masters in the art of body comedy, their hilarious on-stage antics, agile (almost rubberised) bodies, vibrant dance routines, crisp new costumes and throbbing Kwela music tracks had their Shanghai audiences in stitches…ensuring the guys a host of pending bookings for the Chinese market during 2011! And to boot, they’re a bunch of unaffected, nice jovial guys who will go out of their way to ensure the success of your event!

A winner for both local and international audiences!

 

 

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African Tribal Show

African Tribal Show

Based: Johannesburg

Available in numerous cast combinations from 12 – 30 piece, all featuring the song and dance routines of the Southern African tribes:

  • Sotho,
  • Tswana,
  • Shangaan,
  • Xhosa
  • Zulu
  • gumboot dancing

All expertly narrated with colourful costume changes.

Fast moving and action packed, the show can be tailor-made to run from 15-45 minutes and is suitable for practically any African themed event, from boma functions to welcoming and/or farewell committees.

For evening functions our Tribal showcases offer, as standard practice two or three drummers coupled with singing, torch-bearing maidens as a welcoming committee outside the actual function venue.

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African Chords choir

African Chords choir

Based: Cape Town.

This traditional African choir consisting of 8 – 40 members, is great for African themed events, guest welcoming or pre-dinner entertainment.

They started working during the 90’s as 20 – 40 piece performing at the ANC rallies in front of an audience of 60 000 to 70 000 people. Performing at UWC events, they did productions at Arts Cape and Baxter Theatres. Currently they are working a lot for corporate functions. Recently they did a TV advert for Shoprite Checkers. They also performed at the Mount Nelson Hotel, the Table Bay Hotel and at wedding functions.

Repertoire includes:

  • Homeless
  • Graceland melodies
  • Shosholoza
  • Mbube (In the jungle)

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African Gumboot Dancers

African Gumboot Dancers

Based: Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban

Unrivaled in demand, our energetic Gumboot dancers offer a vibrant, yet unique celebration of sheer human triumph – a refreshing, indigenous form of dance developed by the rhythmically gifted migrant labourers from South Africa’s Gold and Coal mines of yesteryear. 

 

Through their hand-clapping, boot-slapping routines perfectly complimented by perfect a-Capella song and throbbing drums they never fail to rouse emotions and get the audience’s feet tapping!

 

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247 Rondebult Road
Farrar Park, Boksburg, 1470
+27 11 913 3340
Monday – Thursday:
8:00 – 16:00
Fridays
8:00 – 15:30

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African Marimba Bands

African Marimba Bands

Based: Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg.

4 to 24 piece combinations incorporating alto, tenor, bass marimba instruments and tribal drums all played by our team of talented and highly energetic warriors, backed up with dynamic female African dancers and singers, together featuring an array of songs from deep within the African bush – highly audience inter-active!

Ideal for welcoming committees either at airports or airstrips, group registrations or ambient background music within African themed events – available either in traditional skins or Madiba style tops.

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Amanzi marimba band

Amanzi marimba band

Based: Cape Town.

The performance incorporates alto, tenor, bass marimba instruments and tribal drums all played by our team of talented and highly energetic musicians, ranging from a 2 – 8pc group

This highly audience interactive performance is perfect for cocktail events, bush dinners, cruise ships and as a welcome act for any international group.

The repertoire includes a variety of recognisable songs, some of which are listed below:
Makarena
Meadowlands,
Alibama,
Pata Pata (touch touch),
Quoan Tanamera, etc

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Complete the form below to make an enquiry or send an email to entertainment@hands-on.co.za