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UZAMBEZI ARTS

UZambezi Arts are the UK based arts ensemble that specialises in Songs, Dances, Story telling , Drumming and other art- forms from Southern Africa.

Some of the ensemble members" CV include performing for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, Nelson Mandela and many other dignitaries and to even performing in small remote rural village school. Venue highlights vary from Symphony Space in NYC off Broadway to the JF Kennedy Centre , Opera de Paris, Durban Playhouse and again the list is endless. TV and Radio appearances have varied from the Andrew Marr show in BBC to Later with Jools Holland, Blue Peter and a host of other channels.

Key to the group' objectives and vision is to explore the role of the arts beyond entertainment by doing social programs where the arts are a vihecle for social change, addressing sensitive issues and general social commentary .

 

SERVICES:

 

- Workshops and Residences

- Collaborations and cultural exchanges

- Shows and gigs in arts, community spaces

- Weddings and Anniversaries

- Grand Openings and product launches

- Arts based training , team building and away days

- jingles and sound tracks for adverts and movies

-Birthday celebrations

- Touring

-Backing Vocals

- Charitables causes ( by arrangement )

 

 

 

Shows 2017

 

UZambezi Arts sessions will begin again on Tuesday 5th Sept 2017. The new pub.

Entertainment

 

Our youtube channel

Session

 

Thanks to everyone who turned up to our recent recording session in North London, and thanks to Jane for organising it. We hope to have the tunes available on the website / CD in the very near future.

Ubuhle be mvelo

 

Ilizwe lakithi libusiswe ngazo zonke izinto ezinhle eze mvelo.

UZambezi Arts

 

Musicologist has passion for traditional music

Modern history and market sensibilities have attempted to place African spiritual or traditional music into palatable ‘world music’ categories for foreign ears, reducing the music to a marketable and definable ‘essence’. This fails to take into consideration that traditional music is dynamic and does not operate in isolation - it spears forth just as much as it boomerangs back. Like modern popular genres, traditional music continues to evolve.