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Tuesday, May 19, 2015


The Headroom Events and Concerts SA presents Amaryoni (“The Lions”), one of South Africa's finest five piece vocal groups live at Lacoste Lounge in Kwa-Mashu on May 24.

Amaryoni works in styles that range from Mbube to Isicathamiya.  Whilst the group’s music is strongly influenced by the Isicathamiya and Mbube styles, they’ve added their own unique twist of Township vibes, along with some "Bandit" music, and strong Gospel influences. Amaryoni have been charming audiences around the country for years, and have grown into a strong, stable and harmonious musical unit.

The line-up includes Zamo Mbutho, Thulani Galane, Sipho Nxumalo, Smanga (S. Davis) Nokwe and Nqobile Mbanjwa.

All the closely-knit members fully understand and appreciate their important roles as singers in a nation that tends to sing about almost anything that happens, or has happened, to its people. Members have honed their skills over many years’ work both on stage, and in the studio, for a host of African music icons such as Miriam Makeba, Caiphus Semenya, Hugh Masekela, Sbongile Khumalo Angelique Kidjo, Johnny Clegg, Madala Kunene, Jika Nelanga and many more. Besides playing a strong supporting role to most South Africa’s studio and live recorded music, they each have strong solo projects on the side.

Catch Amaryoni at Lacoste Lounge, E 1137 Ntombela Road, in Kwa-Mashu on May 24 at 15h00.Tickets R30 (R15 students) at the door