Moyo Face painters

Moyo Face painters

Based: Johannesburg

The traditional ritual of Moyo face painting has rapidly become a winner with international tour groups and local functions alike. Our girls, utilizing ‘easy to remove’ theatre paints are experts at providing the guests with an array of colours and designs – from dots to stripes to the daintiest of flowers! Not only a fun way of complimenting your African evening but also true celebration of ‘feel good’ hospitality and good fortune!

 

 

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Coaltrain Marimba band

Coaltrain Marimba band

Based: Johannesburg

Coal Train Band (Formerly known as AFRIDA) is a community arts based organization that is committed to truly keeping the African Arts and Culture of South Africa alive. Our Mission is to create a service oriented platform to promote and explore South Africa’s vast arts and cultural varieties to help build locally based sustainable arts & culture industry while enhancing the socio-economic status of the country’s Artistic communities.

Creating a unique and exciting sound that comes together with energetic dance moves by adding Western Drum & Percussions. The band has since released their only album as AFRIDA (Africa Devoted Artists) CD release with sheer Sound entitled “Buyela Ekhaya”. The album went on to winning The Old Mutual Jazz Encounter Competition both Regional & National, also winning The 8th SAMA Awards. AFRIDA originally consisted of nine (9) young musicians & dancers who studied and performed various styles of indigenous/traditional music, with a touch of Afro Jazz, Kwai Jazz, Contemporary & Mbaqanga Rhythms.

Now with a new name “Coal Train Band” & as a five piece band, plans are underway for performances in Africa and the rest of the world.

 

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African Drummers

African Drummers

Based: Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town

The rhythm sections of our traditional dance performances and marimba bands comprise the talents of some of South Africa’s finest and most energetic drummers! Usually ranging from 2 to 12 (depending on the size of the function or event) our drummers, who perform with an array of drums (from the hand slapping Djembe to the reverb of the larger bass units) can, with the use of waist belts move freely amongst the guests.

Our drumming sections are widely booked for the welcoming of guests, later joining the main performance!

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Ntantemoholo

Ntantemoholo

Based: Johannesburg

This 7pc Marimba and Brass instrument combination is perfect for African themed events, guest arrivals and cocktail functions.

The ensemble consists of: 3 x Marimbas, Drum kit, Saxophone, Trombone and percussion.

Repertoire includes: Pata Pata, Mannenburg, Burn Out, Tequila, Ntatemoholo, lady, Mas Que Nada, Amampondo etc.

The group are also able to cater for Sophiatown themed events.

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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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AfroChic

AfroChic

Based:Johannesburg

If it’s the wow you’re after, booking this Afro-Jazz, Afro-Chic Cocktail Duo will certainly provide you with a night to remember!
AfroChic is a fresh new team for the corporate and events market.
Catering to all the music tastes of the guests. Rike and Jimmy are an interactive masterpiece.
The organic sounds of Africa, form the rhythm to the commercial tones of Jazz, together they play all the familiar favourite hit songs.
Performed in their unique style – that is AFROCHIC.

Jimmy is one of our premier performers. A well know DJ, Drummer and entertainer.
His engaging personality and superb drumming has made him a popular choice in recent years.

Rike started her music education at age six, playing the piano and later the oboe and performed in various youth orchestras during her school years. At the age of nineteen she was introduced to the alto saxophone and decided to make it her main instrument.
Her repertoire ranges from classical to pop and jazz, Rike performs a variety of styles of music to create atmosphere and ambience to suit the event. She often roves around guests whilst performing light background music.

 

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