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Isicathamiya, Durban

Isicathamiya - Durban, South Africa
Isicathamiya
29 Acutt street, Durban, South Africa 4001Map
+27 31 369 9596
Neighborhood: City Centre
Overview

Every Saturday night (into the early hours of Sunday), you will find these groups in community halls throughout the townships: Isicathamiya Zulu male choirs competing. The title of this dance and musical style is a Zulu word that means "to walk or step on ones toes lightly." These choirs are immaculately dressed in suits and white gloves, and they dance and sing in unison and harmony. Ladysmith Black Mambazo is the most recorded group of this style of entertainment. (Hear them on Paul Simon's "Graceland" album). Check local listings for various locations.

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Isicathamiya General Information
  • Type: Festivals & Fairs
  • Venue Description:
    Built during the 1920's in Tudor Revival style, Playhouse was taken over by the Performing Arts Council in the 1980's. The Company's mission is to provide cultural education and entertainment in both an African and international context. Within the complex there are several theaters which house a variety of productions simultaneously. Alongside the production and performance work of its Drama and Dance departments, the Company's Education and Development department has an active program, presenting mobile theater to schools. Inquire at the Tourist Junction about guided tours of the Playhouse. Call for performance schedule.
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