African Drummers

A djembe is a rope-tuned skin-covered goblet drum played with bare hands. It is originally from West Africa. According to the Bambara people in Mali, the name of the djembe comes from the saying “Anke djé, anke bé which translates to everyon...

African Drumming Interactive

As participants enter the room, they are met with the inviting pulse of the drum. After everyone is seated in front of their drum (and most often, tapping away already), the drum facilitators start off with a drumming performance. With a repertoire o...

African Face Painters

The African continent has a vast array of different cultures and traditions, of which face painting is one. Face paint is used for many different reasons and can has many different meanings ranging from hunting, religious or traditional reasons. Thes...

African Masala

Masala describes a combination of or mixture of things and thus works perfectly as a name for a musical theatre piece featuring many of Africa and South Africa’s vast range of cultural musical and dance styles. The show opens with the vibrant and c...

AfroTropica Steelband

AfroTropica is the professional performing steelband attached to the Steelband Project. The band ranges from a duo to a 7-piece depending on the occasion and venue size. Always colourfully turned out, they play a vibrant repertoire of African, Caribb...

Alistair Andrews

Alistair Andrews, jazz musician and bass player extrordinaire, has worked with a host of great artists, on the local music scene, the list includes Jonathan Butler, Winston Mankunku, Ezra and Duke Nkcana, Robbie Jansen, Stompie Manana, the brothers T...

Cape Town Minstrels

The group consists of 10 members which include a banjo player, a “gummy” (African Drum) player and a trumpeter. None of the band members have had any formal musical training, theirs is a culture passed down from their forefathers, the older membe...

Cindy Alter

As front lady of bands including Clout, Zia and Alter Irving, her 4-decade music career has been packaged with no fewer than 13 albums and has taken her to all corners of the globe including Germany, Holland, England and America. Cindy is also a pub...

Dennis East

Dennis East was born in Durban. He pursued his interest in music while still at school in Pietermaritzburg working with various musicians. In the 1970’s, he settled in Johannesburg to pursue a solo career. He recorded his first solo single “C...

Ensemble Tropicale

Ensemble Tropicale band plays a fusion of Brazilian/Afro-Caribbean music. The band includes Donald Lameyer (aka Donny-Jay Styles) on lead vocals, guitar, steelpan and percussion. Donald is a solo artist in his own right, a steelpan player in the Af...

Greg and The Comeback Kings

Who are the Greg and The Comeback Kings? Founder member, Greg Schoeman says, I’ve realised that the music deserves to be played live and if we promote and sell albums along the way, even better. The Comeback Kings is a band with myself on guitar, D...

Gumboot Dancers

Gumboot dancing, or isicathulo, has become something of a South African phenomenon. It is included in the repertoire of most South African dance groups that travel the world. Most people, in every part of the world, recognise isicathulo as quintessen...

Jamie Jupiter

Jamie Jupiter spins magic with his thought provoking lyrics and warm fun filled performances. His music has been likened to the chilled out folk-rock of Jack Johnson and blues tinged pop of John Mayer. Bob Dylan would be jealous however of Jamie’s...

Kalahari Connection

Kalahari Connection is a global collective of musicians from numerous cultures and nationalities, children of the Kalahari coming home to Africa. Music is universal and so is Kalahari Connection. Each carries with them some of the infinite new sounds...

Kwela Dancing

Kwela is a popular dance of the South African townships. Danced to the folk-music of urban South Africa, developed from tribal origins with the growth of the towns themselves. Kwela music can be heard all over the African townships. This music has ...

Lionel Bastos

Lionel Bastos is an award-winning singer, songwriter and producer who has written songs and produced albums for some of South Africa’s top artists, including Yvonne Chaka-Chaka, Wendy Oldfield, PJ Powers, Little Sister, Vicky Sampson, Auriol Hays, ...

Marimba Band

This Marimba Band is an energetic and vibrant band, from the townships outside of Cape Town. Their mission is to play and highlight South African Traditional music and dance. They have played at the V&A Waterfront, Krystal Beach Hotel, Invelo...

Musical Tubes

Rhythm Workshop specializes in interactive rhythm workshops using musical tubes, African djembe drums, and assorted percussion. Musical Tubes is a Rhythm Workshop specialty and is most effective with upwards of 80-100 people. This facilitation is d...

Pantsula Dancing

Pantsula is a tradition and also a highly energetic dance form that originated in the black townships of South Africa during the apartheid era. It developed into a form of social commentary for black South Africans and has undergone several transform...

Ruben Gerritz Trio

Performing an array of covers and own compositions, The Ruben Gerritz Trio has a wide repertoire. Genres of music that they perform ranges from all the way from Pop to Blues/Rock. With a gritty blues bass, they play new pop hits and mix two genre...