"Just wanted to say a big thank you to the Zulu stars, Thandanani, Zama, Mzwandile, Buhle, Khethukuthula and Paul for their
wonderful performances for the public during Mandela Day at the British Museum. Many thanks especially for being so generous with their time to allow the visitors to be photographed with them."
"Oh my GOD what a beautiful night was had by all in a small village of Chinley Derbyshire with this act. Being from South Africa myself it was very very very emotional. I just wanted to say thank you thank you thank you to them all. I wanted to invite them back to my home to party all night. Please thank them from me." - Leonie Gater
"I saw Zulu Tradition last night at Chinley, it was a packed house and they were fantastic! So brilliantly musical and rhythmic, electric personalities and very inspirational, everyone loved them." Lynne Knowling
Video Filmed at the Georgian Theatre Royal, Richmond, N.Yorks, 2nd June 2012
"ZULU Tradition really helped to bring the South Africa theme and atmosphere to our event. They got the audience really engaged with the music and really brought the evening alive, whilst being extremely flexible with our timings and requirements. I would highly recommend Zulu Tradition to other event organisers and will definitely keep them in mind for all future events." Suzanne Ryder Richardson for British Red Cross event at South African High Commission
A typical show from ZULU encompasses:
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Zulu for Festivals
Zulu is a young, multi-telented and versatile company. They present a powerful main-stage show combining song and dance with drums. They are also happy to do outdoor (unamplified) song and dance performances (street or 'field' entertainment) and workshops for young people and adults. They are easy to work with and all of them speak English. They'll work with adults, children or family groups, outdoors or indoors. They aren't stingy with their time, often taking extra time after a show for photographs and to talk to people individually (and even do impromptu teaching sessions if someone asks a relevant question). Festivals get great value out of this amazing act on so many levels.
Whatever your festival there will be many opportunities for audience interaction. Zulu gathers admirers from across all age ranges with their rhythmic percussion, vibrant dance and soul-stirring harmony singing.
"Powerful traditional splendour of dance sequences accompanied by pulsating Zulu drums and glorious vocal harmonies. Guaranteed to hold any audience spellbound."
See our main educational workshop page for details of possible workshop sessions. These can all be adapted for either festivals, schools or corporate days fostering team spirit.
In addition to the festival performance and workshops themselves ZULU are experienced educators with a diverse programme of educational workshops and many years experience of delivering them as part of a cohesive festival outreach programme. Talk to us about one-off workshops or a schools residency leading up to your festival.
* Diversity awareness
* Breaking down the barriers surrounding prejudice
* Ethnic, religious and racial equality
* Community building
* International understanding leading to local benefits
ZULU Tradition offers a total cultural experience!
Public events list.
Please note private events, corporate events, weddings and educational concerts and workshops are not listed. Please enquire for available dates and school concerts and workshops.
Members of Zulu Tradition also perform as part of Ubunye - a Zulu Jazz Fusion group. Lead vocalist Thandanani Gumede
26th (Zulu Trad)
Gwyl Festival Ynysybwl, Nr Pontypridd
Date TBC in September
Chapel FM Jazz Collective Featuring Thanda live in Leeds
8th (Thanda solo)
Manchester Choir Workshop
Llanidloes High School, Wales. )Workshop and evening performance)
Hailsham Pavilion, George Street, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 1AE (Workshop and Concert)
4th (Zulu Trad)
Derby Folk Festival (Part of the Gracelands performance)
5th (Zulu Trad)
Lewes Bonfire Event, Sussex
Concert for the Born Free Foundation, Burton Albion Pirelli Stadium Burton on Trent, DE13 0AR, in the Albion Suite
Date TBC in December
TLA Anniversary Showcase, 92 The Avenue, LS17 9LD.