14 September 2022
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Black Umfolosi performances are inspired by the traditional song and dance of their native southern Africa, with a beauty and enthusiasm that is unrivalled, and their shows can be accompanied by workshops of traditional dance and the teaching of song and their trademark harmonising.
Their performances are energy driven, infectious, and completely engaging, mixing a great gentleness of spirit and song with an exuberance in dance. Their 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 leaping!
Their famous Gumboot Dances showcase the traditional styles and rituals of the South African mining regions and are a particular crowd pleaser.
“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
Members pre-sale Tuesday 19 April, 10am
General on-sale Friday 22 April, 10am