To celebrate their 25th Anniversary
The Legendary Black Umfolosi 5 from Zimbabwe
are to appear at
The Yorkshire Wolds Heritage Centre
Thursday 1st November 2007
After 25 very successful years travelling around the world, Black Umfolosi are celebrating their 25th birthday this year and are sharing their celebrations with audiences World wide. They are performing special concerts featuring highlights from their shows over their history. As a part of their World wide tour they will be visiting St James at Warter, the heritage centre for the Wolds which is rapidly becoming recognised as a wonderful and atmospheric place for concerts and events. The group will be working in the local school teaching the pupils songs and dances from Zimbabwe and southern Africa. A performance resulting from the workshops will take place in the evening concert.
The Rough Guide to Zimbabwe said of their performance - Their songs, sung in close, rich harmony, address general human concerns — love, family, spirit — as well as contemporary problems — wars, apartheid, the environment and AIDS. Their music is fresh and surprising, not only for the interesting text, but also for the typical intricate rhythms, unusual harmonies and interspersed clicking, clapping and shouting, which combine to produce a natural funky and rugged aura’
"I had something like 40 events in schools during the two weeks of our festival but Black Umfolosi was the most memorable one."
- Education Co-ordinator — Warwick & Leamington Festival 2002
"I like the way you don’t always need instruments to play music…"
"We learnt a lot about Zimbabwe and most of Africa…please come back soon. They were an inspiration to us all…"
- pupils and staff at schools workshops — Yorkshire (UK)
"You just blew us away!! I really enjoyed working with you; it was so much fun learning your brilliant moves and songs with you… I bet everyone will love our performance, after all we were taught by the best!!!"
- school children — Cheshire, UK
Family ticket 2 adults + 2 children £20
1 adult + 2 children £15 : 1 adult + 1 child £12 : Adults £10, Concessions £8
Available from : Beverley Tourist Information Office; Warter Post Office
Or from Rose Horspool 01377 217625/ 219135
Further details on the group are available from:
Chris Wade ADASTRA, 2 Star Row, N. Dalton, Driffield, E Yorkshire, YO25 9UX
Tel: + 44 (0) 1377 217662 Fax: + 44 (0) 1377 217754