Zulu Drummers & Zulu Dancers
Zulu Drummers and Zulu Dancers are very popular for small events like weddings as well as large events like festivals. Shosholoza is our foremost professional group performing the extraordinarily powerful traditional drum rhythms, dance, and song from the Zulu nation at the very heart of South Africa.
With their stunning traditional costumes they present pieces which can include Shangaan, Xhosa and Sotho styles, but it is the vibrant energy and intensity of Zulu dances, drumming and chants that most of our clients request. Our Zulu group can even provide the popular gumboot dance!
Zulu Choirs from South Africa that sing a capella male choral music called isicathamiya (derived from the Zulu word meaning "to walk or step on one's toes lightly") in the style of Ladysmith Black Mambazo, the group celebrated for their work on Paul Simon’s Grammy award winning album, ‘Graceland’, are also very popular.
Our premier Zulu choir, Amabutho, are a fine example and show great versatility as they can also drum and provide a gumboot dance too along with their excellent group choreography. Please see and hear the wonderful harmonies of Zulu Choirs here.
Zulu Acrobats are quite rare in the UK, but are available also from us- or else we can provide other African acrobats in Zulu costume. Most of these performers are circus-trained and are commonly from Tanzania, Ghana and Kenya. Whether you require a walkabout performance from just 1 or 2 performing acrobatic hoop diving, plate spinning, juggling and limbo or a whole team of 5 or 6 that’s able to form human pyramids, we can supply the most professional ones who are self-contained and provide their own authentic African backing music.