Traveling on the beats of drums, from the dusty streets of Soweto to all the corners of the world’s best and biggest stages, AFRICA UMOJA – The Spirit of Togetherness tells the moving tale of indigenous South African music and dance - from the earliest rhythms to Kwaito.
International audiences have embraced the traditional love songs, lullabies and other musical expressions of rural life. The tale dances through shebeens and the cultural melting-pot of Sophiatown. The heart is saddened by cold stories of forced removals yet the feet continue to stomp along with the explosions of gumboot dancing. There are also the reminiscent sounds of the vibrant jazz that forced its way free from the constraints of the times and a thread of gospel music running through the tale recalls the huge helpings of faith and courage. This saw black South Africans through some of the country’s stormiest historical passages.
AFRICA UMOJA have performed to sell out crowds in theatres across South Africa, including the Nelson Mandela Civic Theatre, the Artscape Theatre, the Baxter Theatre, the Playhouse, Sibaya Casino, Springs Civic Theatre, Emperor’s Palace, as well as performing at corporate functions and conventions for IBM International, Australian Business Theatre, ACSA, DTI, Big Brother Africa Amplats, Gauteng Tourism Authority, to name but a few.
AFRICA UMOJA has traveled out of South African shores to over 28 countries, including the UK, Italy, Lithuania, Sweden, Australia, Nigeria, Israel, Denmark, USA, Korea, Holland, Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Canada, Belgium, Cyprus, Spain, Dubai, to name but a few.
|Name:||The Victory Theatre|
|Address:||The Victory Theatre, 105 Louis Botha Avenue, Houghton Estate|
|Phone:||011 728 9603|