Project Description

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“Africa Entsha”  a touring music group from South-Africa, their name means “new AFRICA” in Zulu.

Africa Entsha, a smart, slick a cappella five-piece who reached a global audience last year performing at the World Cup opening ceremony, are distinct from the other African music shows that have stormed the Fringe in recent years in that they freely blend western pop elements of the male vocal harmony tradition into their performance, making for a diverse set which draws on the vibrancy of 1950s doo-wop, the all-singing, all-dancing presentation of the 1960s soul groups and the more saccharine tendencies of the modern R&B outfits as much as the soft, healing invocations and exhilarating spirit of their own tribal cultures.

But these lapses into sentimentality are contrasted with physical humour and South African song-and-dance numbers brimful of vitality.

Their four-part singing is simply exquisite. Some context regarding their repertoire would have been nice though.  If their English language songs are any barometer, Africa Entsha are big on heart-swelling messages of solidarity and spirituality.

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Contact:  Mario Nqabeni

Email:  africaentsha@gmail.com

Website:  www.entsha.com

Videos:   https://youtu.be/XIhlUiN1o9A ;https://youtu.be/vBNnGb1LkIo; https://youtu.be/ss40HNdxG9w

Concerts:   Friday, 24 March and Saturday    Africa Entsha Concert – Main Stage

Africa Entsha, a smart, slick a cappella five-piece who reached a global audience last year performing at the World Cup opening ceremony, are distinct from the other African music shows that have stormed the Fringe in recent years in that they freely blend western pop elements of the male vocal harmony tradition into their performance, making for a diverse set which draws on the vibrancy of 1950s doo-wop, the all-singing, all-dancing presentation of the 1960s soul groups and the more saccharine tendencies of the modern R&B outfits as much as the soft, healing invocations and exhilarating spirit of their own tribal cultures.

Their four-part singing is simply exquisite. Some context regarding their repertoire would have been nice though.  If their English language songs are any barometer, Africa Entsha are big on heart-swelling messages of solidarity and spirituality.