Journey of The Drum beats for Africa Day


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Journey of the DrumIn association with The South African State Theatre, Medleko Meropa Band presents “Journey of the Drum” to mark Africa Day on 25 May at the theatre.

The concert will feature a legendary collaboration between South African and international artists such as Vusi Mahlasela, PoyPoy Makhubela, Ekundayo Dbass, Tlokwe Sehume, Sol Shibambo, Mikelangelo, Saradindu, Movi M and many more.

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Journey of the Drum ©Sanmari Marais
Journey of the Drum ©Sanmari Marais

Date: Friday, 25 May 2018Time: 12:00
Venue: Drama Theatre
Tickets: R150 at Computicket

“Journey of the Drum is a music platform where artists collaborate in indigenous instruments, drums dance. cultural exchange of percussionists from Nigeria, India, Ireland and South Africa telling the story of the Journey through drums and percussions with African folklore praise poetry. it is a true interpretation of how the drum interconnects with different genres of music,” says organiser and lead Drummer of Medloko group, Lulu Tshabalala.

The Pretoria-based “Medleko Meropa” is an assemble of fusion of musicians with different music and dance genres such as house, hip hop, Latin and jazz. It is an energetic drumming that uses soulful music and dance. Medleko works with young people to develop traditional African skills in dance, music and theatre. The group have in its career performed for the late former president Nelson Mandela at his birthday, represented South Africa in Australia, and collaborated with Sounds Live Choir.

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