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...
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...
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...
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...
Fusion Belly Dancers add a beautiful memorable experience to events. One or more of this professional performance troupe bring an exotic and rich flavour to your event with beautiful choreography, skillful use of props (pot balancing, finger cymbals...
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...
Christine Weir and her brother Graham founded the award winning Not the Midnight Mass. Over the years Not the Midnight Mass has won many awards, the most recent being 2009 Fleur du Cap best ensemble. As a solo performer Christine was nominated for Fl...
Most often string groups consist of a maximum of four musicians (a quartet). The combination of enthusiasm and reliability of these musicians has resulted in very positive feedback from clients. Their experience in the music industry and attention to...
They do two general performance types. The first one is a freestyle type of performance from 1 to 10 performers. This would usually be done as a welcoming or background performance while people are arriving or having drinks and can be used to escort ...
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 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 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 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 ...
Ernesto is a multi talented performer of Latin genres. With his specialist guitar skills and great vocals, their music is diverse with a repertoire for all occasions and age groups. Ernesto’s skill for interacting with the audience combined wi...
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...
Matthew Reid trained in clarinet performance at UCT and the Royal College of Music in London. He won the SASOL prize for young musicians in 1986. He was the director of the annual Yiddish Song Festival in the Baxter Theatre for eleven years. He is pa...
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...
Cape Town-based Ottoman Slap will heal your wounds, allay your sorrows and soothe your soul as they weave their music, originating in the soul of itinerant folk musicians and travellers. Their eclectic musical offering includes traditional pieces and...
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...
In Pianomania, Godfrey Johnson & Nicholas McDiarmid combine their dazzling pianistic skills with irresistible punches of humour and wit. These two virtuosos, each at their own piano (performed with keyboards in venues that don’t have pian...