Zulu Celebration with Luceky Phewa

COMMENTS FROM SCHOOLS

"Great performer, very entertaining, the children LOVED him."

BOOSH, Beecroft NSW

"Fantastic. Great response. Laughter, smiles, co-operation. Lucky was very engaging – great humour, good pace to show. Highly entertaining."

Earlwood Uniting Church Pre School

"The children had a wonderful time, they laughed, danced and played the drums. Lucky has a lovely manner with the children. He had them from beginning to end. Lucky had a truly infectious personality."

KU North Ryde Pre School

"The children absolutely loved the performance and Lucky himself. It was very enjoyable and fun to watch and participate in."

St. Joseph's NZ

"They absolutely loved Lucky!!! Lucky was professional, engaging and an absolute joy to watch. I would love to invite him back for the other years to enjoy and learn from."

Beaumont Hills Long Day Pre School

"All the children thoroughly enjoyed it."

House At Pooh Corner

Zulu Celebration

with Lucky Phewa

THE PERFORMER

Lucky Phewa from Durban in South Africa is an outstanding musician and performer, having been involved in the performing arts from an early age. His talent and love for music have seen him singing with some of the world's most popular artists such as Miriam Makeba, Angelique Kidjo, Simply Red and Billy Ocean. Lucky was also a dancer with the Soweto Dance Company before coming to Australia and collaborating with other South African dancers and artists. His is now a familiar face to Sydney audiences through shows with bands such as Jive Kayana, Kariba and Afro Moses.

THE PERFORMANCE

Zulu Celebration is a highly energetic and interactive show that entertainingly highlights unique elements of Zulu culture.

Traditional dance in Zulu is called Ingoma and this is a harmonising performance with boys and girls together, dancing separately, instructed by the Ingoso – the Leader of the Dance. In Zulu culture boys and girls perform the dance for transition ceremonies such as 'Coming of Age' and weddings and in the past, before a hunt, battle or war. It instils the sharing experience and solidarity building through communal dance. It is the touchstone of Zulu identity.

Gumboot Dance is a newer tradition founded in the 20th Century by the working class miners. They would fashion instruments out of anything available, such as hardhats and boots etc. and would entertain themselves with rhythms by stamping their feet and slapping their boots, hats and bodies. The songs that were sung went with the frenetic movements dealt with in their working-class life. It was a way of surviving the isolation. Along with song, this was a way of dealing with the harshness of their conditions.

SUITABILITY:
Kindergarten / Childcare
DURATION:
40 minutes
MIN PER SESSION:
$352.00 ($320 + $32 gst)