Based: Cape Town & Johannesburg.
Our colourful Minstrel teams are based in both Johannesburg and Cape Town.
Ranging from 10 to 25 highly energetic characters.
All of whom present an excellent array of traditional songs, sung in perfect harmony and feature a host of diverse instrumentation including banjo, mandolin, guitar, trumpet, percussion, saxophone and Goema drums.
A must for your street procession and an excellent medium for welcoming those overseas guests at either the airport or hotel.
Please note – costumes may vary according to the group.
Blu BamBoo is a band unequalled in the South African music industry for its professionalism, versatility, presentation and musicianship.
The group incorporates the renowned talents of Chanelle Davids (vocals), Nigel Morkel (Vocals), Brendan Ross (Alto Sax, Vocals & Keyboards), Denny Lalouette (Bass), Marlon Witbooi (Drums) and Sydney Mavundla (Trumpet).
Blu BamBoo features the most extensive repertoire of music available with styles ranging from current Pop/Dance to Smooth Jazz & Latin, Disco, Rock & Roll and R&B as well as South African Jazz and Kwaito. Additionally, the band is frequently booked as a stand-alone backing ensemble for top-flight artists and concert events.
The experience and expertise the band possesses within its ranks guarantee that whatever the requirements for your event or function, this band will meet and exceed your expectations. Blu BamBoo truly boasts some of the very best professionals in the business and represents the cutting edge in great music for every occasion.
Ella is a tribute to the First Lady of Song, Ella Fitzgerald. This hour long show by one of South Africa’s most talented female vocalists celebrates the era of big band, swinging the songs of Ella Fitzgerald and Frank Sinatra.
With a recording life spanning almost 60 years, 13 Grammys and 40 million albums sold, Ella Fitzgerald was the world’s most loved and popular female jazz icon, winning 13 Grammys and selling more than 40 million albums worldwide. Her music lives on.
For Sophiatown themed events the repertoire includes:
Miriam Makeba favourites, Pata Pata, African Sunset, Meadowlands as well as Kea Kopa, Mama Ngiyabinga and Ella Fitzgerald big band swing tracks from the 1920/30’s.
Gary and Jeanne are currently the reigning South African Latin American champions. Throughout their years of dancing in a variety of genres they have come to understand that the art form encompasses sensuality, passion, emotion, expression and above all is about telling a story. In their case, it’s a story that transports the audience into a fantasy world, where they can escape from reality to accompany the dancers along a rhythmic journey.
They primarily perform various Latin American dances such as the Samba, Cha Cha, Rumba, Paso Doble and Jive, in a 15 minute non-stop Latin show mix. They include the audience in their performance by being interactive in their dance. They adapt to any theme from Swinging 60’s to Brazilian to Broadway right through to the Sounds of African Drums. And for a more modern feel, even a Fast Tempo Freestyle or Hip Hop… they do it all.