World famous acappella and dance group from Zimbabwe
Black Umfolosi were formed in 1982 by school friends in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, who named themselves after the Umfolozi Omnyama River in South Africa- to where their ancestors can be traced. Black Umfolosi is a self-taught Acappella (Imbube) singing and traditional dance group, specialising in imbube music, gumboot dance and Zulu dance. Black Umfolosi has toured extensively nationally and internationally in Europe, USA, Canada, Australia and Asia
Their performances are energy driven and completely engaging, mixing a great gentleness of spirit and song with an exuberance in dance. Their trademark harmonies mixed with intricate rhythms, clicking and clapping are highlighted during their brilliantly choreographed shows with a full range of movements from subtle to vibrant stomping and lea
“It was the best of all the festival, they have an incredible way to sing, to dance, a beautiful presence on the stage. Their simplicity, naturalness and cheerfulness was for us, at the end of the festival a beautiful present.” Milan Festival
Their famous Gumboot Dances showcase the traditional styles and rituals of the South African mining regions and are a particular crowd pleaser.
I challenge you to NOT go home singing The Lion Sleeps Tonight!!!
If you love African music as we do – think Ladysmith Black Mambazo – we know you will love this group.
- Here is a video link of the famous Gumboot Dance : https://youtu.be/gj7Y2Mq6jvI
See them on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/hRXr_Ok645o
Doors open 7:30Pm concert starts at 8PM
Please book tickets online – For any other Enquiries contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or tel: Glenn on 01159 653514