African: Zulu Performers | Huddersfield| Yorkshire & The Humber| UK
African Music (Zulu Performers)
Imagine a youthful, mixed gender, Ladysmith Black Mambazo with high-energy dance. This is a company of genuine young Zulu singers and dancers who deliver a heady mix of traditional African harmonies and high-energy, athletic dance – all traditionally costumed – and supported by drum-rhythms. Their stage shows are exciting, enthralling and hugely entertaining, and they attract enthusiastic audiences. They are primarily a group of six, but they can do groups of three or four for small events. If you would like to book a performance of the Gumboot dance, this requires five or six performers.
From prestigious events at the British Museum and the South African High Commission to community events at your local school, this new and vibrant company of Zulus reaches back into the past to preserve ancient skills while stretching forwards to contemporary Africa. Direct from Durban in KwaZulu Natal, individual members of the group have performed in the UK and abroad, including special events for the Queen and for Nelson Mandela. They are not only great concert performers, but also excellent communicators who can deliver outdoor performances for special events, festivals, summer-seasons, galas and weddings. They also offer a range of educational workshops for young people of all ages and abilities.
A typical show encompasses: Maskandi (indigenous Zulu music); traditional song and dance compilations comprising of Zulu psalms (Amahubo), traditional songs (Amaculo Esintu) and various genres of traditional dance (i.e. Ilngoma, Umzanzi, Isigenyane, Nendlamu); visual arts – costume and beadwork. They place great value on the oral relaying of information from the older generation to the youngest (Ukuthamundwa).
Workshops can all be adapted for festivals, schools or corporate days fostering team spirit. The group are experienced educators with a diverse programme of educational workshops that encourage diversity awareness; the breaking down of barriers surrounding prejudice; ethnic, religious and racial equality; community building; international understanding leading to local benefits.
Standard Length of Performance:
The group perform 2 x 45 minutes.
“Just wanted to say a big thank you to the Zulu stars for their wonderful performances during Mandela Day at the British Museum. Many thanks especially for being so generous with their time to allow the visitors to be photographed with them.”
– The British Museum
“I have just been to a fantastic gig at Quarndon Church Hall…and my mind is now racing of how to get to see them again and also bring them to my kids’ primary school.”
– Private Client
“They really helped to bring the South Africa theme and atmosphere to our event. They got the audience really engaged with the music and really brought the evening alive, whilst being extremely flexible with our timings and requirements. I would highly recommend them to other event organisers and will definitely keep them in mind for all future events.”
– British Red Cross
“You can say that… It was a long week in Bedfordshire, but it was a great event. I thought all the performers – Marimba and Zulu’s – were absolutely fantastic! The client had a big smile on her face during the performance and after the Zulu’s performance I heard a lot of guests coming up to them that it was amazing! So well done to them and THANK YOU!….”
– Fait Accompli (London) Ltd (via Contraband)
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