Published on January 26th, 2012 | by admin0
The award winning South African song and dance show Umoja returns to the West End nearly ten years since it was last seen in the capital.
Enjoying two popular runs in the west end since its premiere in 2000, Umoja features music from the potent rhythms of tribal music to the joy of gospel and the pounding energy of contemporary kwaito and has been seen by over four million people worldwide.
Created by Todd Twala and Thembi Nyandenj as a vehicle to remind new generation South Africans on their heritage; Umoja meaning ‘togetherness unites 30 singers, dancers, drummers, marimba players and musicians who represent the best of South Africa’s young performers. Most came from severely disadvantaged township backgrounds.
The new production of Umoja will run at Sadler’s Wells’ Peacock Theatre from the 1st to 19th February 2012 (previews from 31st January).
Venue: Peacock Theatre, Portugal Street, Holborn, WC2
Time: Tues – Sat 7.30pm, Sat & Sun 2.30pm
Ticket Prices: £15-£42
Info: 0844 412 4322
By Folashade Bello