Zip Zap was born 29 years ago from a simple dream, a trapeze bar in a tree, a costume box and a rusty car. Established by South African born Brent van Rensburg and his French wife, Laurence Estève, their dream was to use the circus as a tool to bridge socio-economic gaps and to inspire and empower young people to build a new culture of peaceful co-existence in South Africa, inspired by the late Nelson Mandela.
Untimitive is the name of the South African "megacrew" started and established by Capetonian choreographer, Rudi Smit in 2012. The name Untimitive was formed when members from Rudi's 2 original crews (Untamed and Primitive) merged together and started competing together as one big crew.
Hailing from Empangeni in the heart of Zululand, David “Qadasi” Jenkins and Maqhinga Radebe are an acoustic duo on a quest to revive the powerful sounds of traditional Maskandi music. Both SAMA and SATMA Award nominees in their own right, the duo have taken their fusion of traditional Zulu and western folk music to audiences in the UK, Europe, Asia and throughout South Africa. Their debut collaborative album, “Lashis’ Ilanga”, was nominated for a 2017 SAMA Award for Best Traditional Album.
The Mzansi Youth Choir was established in July 2003 with the aim of affording talented, underprivileged teenagers and young adults (14-24 years) the opportunity to proficiently perform locally and abroad. The choir consists of 45 choristers from Soweto and other areas in and around Johannesburg. The word Mzansi means “south” in isiZulu and is also the township slang word for South Africa. The choir’s repertoire is an exciting assortment of South African music which incorporates elements of traditional music, pop and jazz. .
Very rarely do we come across a comedian like Lunga, who is also an MC, Breakdancer and a beatboxer. With a flair for mesmerising an audience, Lunga is the perfect choice. Being a jack of all trades offers a winning hosting opportunity, with a refreshing approach to each performance. He gives his spectators a mix of talent, charm, music and dance. Those who see Lunga on stage can also witness him holding harmonious notes, with spot-on imitations of singers such as Maxwell, and old school legends, like Louis Armstrong and well known rock band The Darkness.
The fusion of cultures has never been more magical. An explosion of color, rhythm and soul. Christof van der Berg in collaboration with Nhoza Sitsholwana brings an exiting new African element to the greatest songs of all time. Their repertoire also include freshly fused versions of South African classics like Meadowlands, Nontsokolo, the Click song and many more.
Top 3 The Voice SA Season 3. Sikelelwa Jo-An Qwazi, known as Siki Jo-An is a multi-talented artist from Kwa-Zakhele township in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, currently living in Johannesburg. She is one of the top 3 singers of the Voice South Africa 2019’s season 3. Siki Jo-An, is a Rhodes university Bachelor of Arts degree graduate, where she studied Music and Drama. She also graduated at the Duma Ndlovu Academy, where she enhanced her knowledge in theatre studies.
Gugulethu Tenors, Afro-operatic pop sensations The Gugulethu Tenors have become a household name in South Africa since the release of their self-titled debut album in 2011. They have performed at some of SA’s top events and festivals, shared stages with local and international headliners, and been featured extensively in local and international media, whilst their fan base continues to expand, covering a wide and diverse audience. Their journey to success, which started more than 10 years ago as four high school learners’ respective dreams of being on stage, has been widely publicized and serves as an inspiration to many. Can participation is in a music program change the lives of even the world's most disadvantaged children? The choristers of the Ndlovu Youth Choir are living proof that it certainly can.
JUST 6 is a six member Afro-Pop & Vocal Jazz ensemble from Pretoria, South Africa, established in 2011. Over the years, Just 6 has been greatly appreciated for their clean crisp vocals, distinct harmonies and unforgettable melodies. By effortlessly fusing their voices, they have always been able to leave a lasting impression on all their audiences both Locally and Internationally, with a fresh style they call AFRO-VOCAL PLAY. AFRO-VOCAL PLAY is the emulation and imitation of instrument sounds with only the human voice.