Sharing the Spirit of Africa

AFRICA UMOJA - The spirit of Togetherness, sharing all things South African. We are proud to be the children of such an incredible country and we love sharing it's beauty. We hope you enjoy our finds!

  • October 29, 2014

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    AFRICA UMOJA: The Spirit of Togetherness is a two hour explosion of song and dance performed for Kings, Presidents and members of the public in over 50 countries worldwide. It is easy to understand how AFRICA UMOJA packed theatres around the world over the years. This is musical theatre at its exhilarating best.more
  • Africa Umoja Shebeen Queen
    October 21, 2014

    The Shebeen Queen

    The original meaning of a 'Shebeen' is a place where alcoholic beverages were sold without a license. In African traditions the assignment of alcohol brewing was given to the women, so in keeping with tradition, many shebeen's were ...more
  • Ticketmaster.com theater customer reviews award AFRICA UMOJA 4.9/5 starts
    October 18, 2014

    AWARDED 4.9/5 Stars by the US public!

    READ WHAT THEY SAID: http://reviews.ticketmaster.com/7171/1851660/africa-umoja-reviews/reviews.htm more
  • October 15, 2014

    What is a SANGOMA?

    For harmony between the living and the dead, vital for a trouble-free life, the sangomas believe that the ancestors must be shown respect through ritual and animal sacrifice. more
  • Africa Umoja Dompas Scene in Johannesburg
    October 15, 2014

    EGOLI - The City of Gold

    Egoli is the Zulu name for Johannesburg, the city where all the gold mines are. Johannesburg is aslo known as Jozi, Joburg, Joni or Joeys, abbreviated as JHB - EGOLI is more
  • Todd Twala, Africa Umoja Message to cast
    October 14, 2014

    Todd's Message

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  • Africa Umoja Zulu Man Attire
    October 13, 2014

    ZULU MEN ATTIRE

    The fur worn on the upper arms and below the knees is  referred to as amaShoba. It is worn to give the appearance of greater bulk to the body so in battle the zulu men appear larger and stronger. more
  • gumboot dancing in Africa Umoja Scene - South African musical
    October 9, 2014

    Gumboot Dancing in Africa Umoja

    Gumboot dancing has now become a world-known dance but was conceived by black South Africa workers as an alternative to drumming—which authorities restricted while labouring underground in the gold mines. more
  • October 9, 2014

    Huffington Post ENTERTAINMENT

    Rich in authenticity, it offers a glimpse of African culture in a far more legitimate way than other African pretenders on the West End - by Charlotte Skeoch
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  • October 6, 2014

    What is Acapella?

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  • Africa Umoja drinking scene
    October 3, 2014

    What are they drinking from the pot?

    The smooth black finish is achieved by re-firing the already baked pots in a dry grass fire, then polished with animal fat to honor the ancestors. The pots were decorated with designs inscribed onto the surface around the opening. This ...more
  • October 1, 2014

    Eat 'South African' Melktart

    This recipe for Melktert (Milk Tart) is quick and easy as it uses the microwave to cook it rather than the traditional way in the oven.   more
  • Venda Snake Dance - Africa Umoja
    September 30, 2014

    Venda Snake Dance

    Although the girls dancing attract most of the attention, the soloist who sings  is sharing some of the most remarkable music to be heard, even in the Republic of South Africa. The sounds produced by the drums and the soloist, are in ...more
  • South African Flag
    September 29, 2014

    The South African Flag

    The South African flag was adopted on April 27, 1994 after Nelson Mandela was elected President. A new national flag was adopted to signify the dawn of a new democratic South Africa and to reflect the country's political transformation. ...more
  • September 29, 2014

    South African Slang used in the show

    AFRICA UMOJA uses commonly used 'slag' in the show - below are some of the words so you can understand what is being said. To view, click on the word more

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