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Saturday, July 20, 2019


The Kangaroo Dancers, winners of 2018 uShaka Marine World Zulu Dance champs, urgently need a sponsor to help them take part in the Edinburgh International Festival which takes place from August 2 to 26, 2019.

The eight member group, which only received word a short while ago that it had been accepted to perform in this prestigious international event, face a unique financial challenge after their sponsorship manager passed away recently. Although all have received their visas to travel to Scotland, they have so far been unable to raise sufficient funds to cover their flights and accommodation.

The Edinburgh International Festival presents breathtaking performances from some of the top professionals in the world of the performing arts. The event takes place in six major theatres and concert halls as well as many smaller and often unconventional venues.

The Kangaroo Dancers are a special group of performers who specialise in various local dance forms including Zulu dance (Indlamu), Gumboot Dance, Ushameni Dance, Isikhuza Dance, uMzansi Dance, Panstulla Dance as well as Tswana. The group was created to get young people off the streets while, at the same time, providing them with a platform to learn about their culture as well as the various dances.

Those who are able to assist can contact Vumani, the group’s manager, on 076 279 5427.