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Monday, September 5, 2022


(Above: The Royal Messengers)

The Playhouse Company, an agency of the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture, presents its Isicathamiya Concert in The Opera Theatre on September 24 at 15h00.

One of the most significant and long-lasting contributions made to the South African cultural performing arts scene was brought about many years ago by The Playhouse Company under the watch of its current Chief Executive and Artistic Director, Lynda Bukhosini. Ms Bukhosini formally introduced the art form onto the Company’s main stage as a vital ingredient in the overall mix of its annual arts plan.

Since then, the event has seen wide-ranging Playhouse audiences whole-heartedly embracing the tradition of Isicathamiya as a highlight on the Company’s arts calendar. This year’s Isicathamiya Concert, following on from the two-year hiatus brought about by the COVID 19 pandemic, is of necessity more curtailed in scope than the previous years’ all-night National Competitions, which followed many months of qualifying events.

(Right: Deliwe Nkwanyana Nobuhle)

Presented this year as a formal concert, it nonetheless features 10 top South African groups, accompanied by oNobuhle noSwenka, the fashionistas who add glamour to the event. 

The line-up of groups includes Xolo Can’t Get, Zulu Messengers, Royal Messengers, Nombika Black Boys, New Castle Five Roses, Abafana Benkokhelo, Inkululeko, Pomoroy Gordon Stars, Vela Brothers, and Bhizana City Boys.

Pre booking is strongly advised to secure seats for this hugely popular event. Tickets are R65 through Web Tickets.