Renos chats to Dizu Plaatjies about the Ibuyambo Ensemble

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Tune in to Saturday's Role With Reno: O Rolos Tou Savattou Me Ton Reno, Saturday mornings on The New Pan Hellenic Voice - Greek Community Radio 1422MW from 8am to 11am
Tune in to Saturday’s Role With Reno: O Rolos Tou Savattou Me Ton Reno, Saturday mornings on The New Pan Hellenic Voice – Greek Community Radio 1422MW from 8am to 11am

On Saturday morning’s edition of Saturday’s Role With Reno, host Renos Spanoudes spoke to Dizu Plaatjies about the Ibuyambo Ensemble performance at the Wits Theatre.


Dizu Plaatjies
Dizu Plaatjies

Ibuyambo Ensemble.

Joburg audiences will have a rare opportunity to experience some of the best performances of marimba, mbira, akadinda, umrhubhe, uhadi, and African drumming when  Dizu Plaatjies – Ibuyambo Ensemble take to the stage at The Wits Theatre.

Ibuyambo Ensemble
Ibuyambo Ensemble
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Based in Cape Town, the Ibuyambo Ensemble, is a traditional ensemble lead by former Amampondo leader, Dizu Plaatjies. The five-piece group performs traditional, neo-traditional and original African songs. Virtually all instruments are handmade out of wood, animal skins, seeds, hand beaten metal.

Dizu Plaatjies, the son of a Xhosa traditional healer, grew up in the Cape Town township of Langa in South Africa. Behind his warm smile is a serious and spiritual person. He is the founder and former leader of South Africa’s internationally celebrated marimba group, Amampondo. Dizu´s compositions and arrangements of traditional songs appear on 7 albums by his former group.

Listen to Renos’ interview with Dizu Plaatjies here:


Tune in to Saturday’s Role With Reno: O Rolos Tou Savattou Me Ton Reno, Saturday mornings on The New Pan Hellenic Voice – Greek Community Radio 1422MW from 8am to 11am

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