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African Acts

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Big Talk Entertainment has a diverse range of Traditional African Dancers, muscicians and performers that can be hired for your event. Our African acts have been carefully selected to ensure that only the best African entertainment is included in our portfolio

Apart from singing, many musical instruments are played to create traditional African Entertainment. Traditional African musicians use a vast range of different African designed instruments.

Hiring African Entertainment can bring culture to your wedding reception, private parties and corporate events.

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Abavuki Marimba and Brass

ABAVUKI are a powerful African Jazz outfit from Langa, Cape Town and have been playing their infectious afro-beat marimba grooves since 2001. The eight members in the group, all multi-instrumentalists, are influenced by kwaito, samba, jazz and traditional rhythms, which they translate within a modern format, using marimbas, percussion and brass instruments.

African Traditional Zulu Dancers

Traditional singers, dancers and drummers performing traditional Zulu style, gumboot dancing or African style dancing. Great for weddings, foreign event audiences and welcoming’s.


African welcoming carpet lady

Our beautiful African Queen or African Musician welcoming guests to their event in a long African carpet that becomes the dress of the African Queen.



Amazebra is a youth-based traditional dance group from the township of Ntuzuma. They were finalists in SA’s Got Talent 2017. They were also the first African group to qualify for the World Dance Festivals, and represented the continent at the 2018 World event at Plocki Oṡrodek, Koszẹcin, Andong and Cheonan.


Happy Feet

The Community Project, Happy Feet, offers a mix of song, dance and interaction with your guests. Ideal as a welcoming or ice-breaker, the cast of 20 Gumboot Dancers will range in age from 6 to 18.


Hlanganani Marimba

Hlanganani is a marimba band from the township of Langa. The band was formed in 2005 and today consists of eight members. Mvuzo Ndengezi is a vocalist and dancer, Andile Kraai is an all rounder, Luyanda Mafanga is a vocalist percussionist, Ayanda Gila is an all rounder, Luvo Mnqanqeni is a vocalist and drummer, Anele Botile is a percussionist and Simphiwe Mkhaza is a dancer and conga player.


Ikamva Marimba and vocals

The Ikamva Marimba Band (Ikamva meaning "Future") is a marimba band with all its members hailing from Khayelitsha, the second largest township in South Africa. Their repertoire consists of a wide variety of songs including gospel, jazz and popular international hits reworked with a unique African flavour.


Praise Singer

The Parise Singer gives careful consideration before participating in an event, frequently researching the topic at hand, maybe preparing a specific framework for a recital. Like a jazz musician, the lines of an Imbongi are never fixed – they are improvised, at times melodic and at times melancholy. And not always guaranteed to please with tame platitudes - A lion must Roar!


Pantsula Dancers

THE PANTSULA dance group, was established to empower creative minds. They consider themselves ‘the real thing’, with their unique interpretation of Pantsula and their own aspirations of distinguishing themselves from the rest. They believe that a positive impact on their community, through their passion for dance, will revive the spirit of ‘Ubuntu’.



Hailing from Empangeni in the heart of Zululand, Qadasi and Maqhinga are an acoustic duo on a quest to revive the powerful sounds of traditional Maskandi music. Both professional musicians in their own right and sharing the same vision, joining forces has resulted in an international calibre of music which represents the heart and soul of South African roots music.


The African Dance Theater

The energy of the show takes us on an African journey through time. Through the universal rhythm of popular songs, dance, emotive imagery and the thunderous beat of the African drum, we witness the cultural evolution of our beautiful land. From the ancient rituals of tribal stick fighting behind shadow screens to the powerful war dance of African warriors.

Our African performers share their cultures and traditions. African performers offer thrilling energetic shows that seek to showcase the real essence of indigenous African cultures.

Every show showcases skill and high energy, which will leave you highly impressed.

Our African shows include amazing acrobatic feats, music and percussion performances. All acts feature traditional styling and fashion.

African themed performers can create a lively, motivating mood at your party with vibrant rhythms, lively dancing routines, and inspiring choruses. 

This unique experience will delight the audience while they enjoy fantastic music and sights unique to Africa.

Our African acts and entertainers are perfect for events of all types. Your event doesn’t even need to be an African styled event. We have found that including an African entertainer can help to spice up or add variety to your event’s Entertainment.

Big Talk Entertainment has the perfect mix of African acts that can be hired or booked directly through us. We cater for all types of events. Big Talk Entertainment can advise on which African act or performance is best suited according to the theme of your event.


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We take all the hassle out of booking african entertainment. We have been in the business for over 20 years and have succesfully booked hundreds of succesful African performers. We possess knowledge that is superior due to our years of direct industry involvement.

With this knowledge we are able to provide you with expert advice. If you have questions then give us a call or send us an email or whatsapp. We will happily advise you accordingly and help you to feel confident that you are doing the following

  • Choosing the correct African Performer or act.
  • Ensuring that the particular act of interest is correct for your event.
  • Take the hassle factor out of booking your chosen african performer
  • Ensure that artists are briefed and given all details leading to prompt reliability and excellent performances
  • Ensure customer satisfaction by helping you choose the correct African Performance or entertainer.


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