UMOJA - THE SPIRIT OF TOGETHERNESS is a vibrant, colourful showcase of glorious sounds and fabulous dancing in which a narrator takes the audience through the chapters of African music that have led to the rich contemporary beat of our modern sounds. "Our music helped to keep us human," he tells the audience, "for in Africa, rhythm is life itself."
For those who missed it the first time in Toronto in August 04, have no fear! UMOJA will be doing its first Canada-wide tour in 2005, and stopping in Toronto from Sept 20 to Oct 30 at the Elgin Theatre (189 Yonge St)! Tickets are on sale now at www.ticketmaster.ca. Check BH Events for more details.
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GUMBOOTS is an electrifying 90 minutes of pure entertainment that you will love! Twelve of South Africa's finest performers explode onto the stage in an exhilarating extravaganza of dance, song and the infectious energy of African rhythm.
Bare chested, sexy and supremely talented these singers, actors, dancers and musicians leave their audiences inspired and in awe by their unique dance routines, boundless energy and sheer physicality.
GUMBOOTS is based on the South African tradition of Gumboot Dancing. In the nineteenth century, South Africa's mine workers were forbidden to speak during the long days underground. Instead, the workers communicated with each other through movement and the rhythmic slapping of their Wellington boots. Over the next hundred years a new language of dance was born.
This show performed in Toronto for 2 weeks from March 6- 18, 2001 at the Pantages Theatre and has continued to tour around the world.
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