The Black Umfolosi captured performing the gumboot dance.

Black Umfolosi - Zimbabwe`s favourite acappella and dance group

Black Umfolosi are an internationally acclaimed multi-discipline performing arts group specialising in harmonic acappella singing and traditional African dance, based in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. The original members have developed their skills and their organization to a point where the now 18 members provide a multitude of services in the performing arts industry in Zimbabwe and internationally. Compared to the likes of Ladysmith Black Mambazo of South Africa, Black Umfolosi, tour extensively from their homeland Zimbabwe to the UK, Australia, Asia, Europe, Canada and the USA. They have released a number of recordings that feature singing styles of Imbube, Mbaqanga and Township songs. Their dynamic live performances showcase the traditional dancing styles of the Southern African region as well as the more contemporary styles and movements they develop themselves.

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Thirty years of Black Umfolosi

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of this amazing global act, the usual 5 piece touring unit is being expanded to its original full 8 strong dynamic line up for selected dates in 2012. With a  brand new album of the  best loved songs (SUMMERTIME- The Best of Black Umfolosi on ...

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The Black Umfolosi 5 have a new single! `Malaika` (plus stage favourites `Summertime` and `Imbube`) is now available to buy from their live concerts priced only £5! If you can`t wait to hear it, you should book your tickets for a concert now - don`t miss out! The group are ...

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The Black Umfolosi 5 will be touring the UK during September to November 2011. If you would like to BOOK them for your venue, or school etc please get in touch with us now to arrange a date

CHRIS WADE (at Adastra) tel 01377 217 662

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