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Tuesday, May 7, 2019


The theme for this semester’s African Music Ensembles Lunch Hour Concert is “siyimbumba” (we are together/united).

Dr Patricia Opondo, who heads the programme, says: “The African Music and Dance (AMD) programme present a variety of performances from across the continent to highlight the need to be united against issues that confront us as Africans. Recent events on the continent position us to reflect on our differences and creatively explore what brings us together. Our recent solidarity towards flood victims in the region provides ample evidence of our united achievement.

“The AMD programme in solidarity unite in an eclectic mix of performances to highlight the essence of peace and unity, “we stand united with our brothers in these difficult times”.

“We invite you to come experience a repertoire that includes a fusion of Tswana dance movements with contemporary dance elements, Ghanaian atenteben and kpanlogo dance, and a production on the history of the Zulu nation enlivened with Mzansi dance during our free lunch hour concert.”

Siyimbumba (We are United) takes place on May 13 from 12h15 to 13h00 in Howard College Theatre on the UKZN Howard College Campus. Admission is free.

For further enquiries contact Dr Patricia Opondo (, Thulile Zama (, Lebogang Sejamoholo (076 122 6824) or Sunu Doe (064 867 9059)