Zamanani Brothers group was formed in april 2007 at khayelitsha site b, bm section informal settlement. it was formed by founder member, masizakhe richard kewana with eight members. one of the reason to formed the group,because the youth involve in gangsterism,drugs and un-employment among them. the group consists of only males, singing acapella traditional music,called isicathamiya and amagwijo(initiation songs) using multi language.

we are looking at  ladysmith black mambazo as our role models as we followed their foot steps. 

 

our group is currently staging at simon'stown on week ends , performing for local & international tourist. we are also performing on the trains from khayelitsha to simonstown.

in october 2009 we were invited by sabc 1 program called shift,where we performed live and interviewed.

in march 2010 our group was registered as a primary co-operative and it has a tax no from sars.the group is a member of pansa and cape town tourism. 

 

Recently, Zamanani  performed in the following events:

 

  • Host city artists  in FIFA 2010 soccer world cup in South Africa.

  • Singing Chrismas carols at Constantia Village mall on 22nd and 23rd of december 2010

  • Singing 'Amagwijo' at the Infecting the city Festival in Cape Town station from 21st to 25th of febuary 2011.

  • Finalist of Coca Cola competion in Simonstown Naval Festival from 1st to 2nd of april 2011.

  • Had four shows in absa KKNK National Festival, in Oudtshoorn which started from 2nd until 9th of april 2011.

  • Performed at Tintswalo Antlantic in Hout Bay on 4th of april 2012,for the renual of vows (wedding).

  • Performed for Nigerian tourists, for his 50th birth day at One and Only Hotel at V&A Waterfront.

  • Performed at the wedding at 12th Apostles hotel in Camp Bay.

  • Performed at guga stebe(langa),sharing a stage with a UK choir,called inchoir.

  • Performed at the wedding in Franschoek (Verde en Lust)

  • Performed live at V&A Waterfront Amphitheater for the launch of Cape Town Fringe Festival.

  • Had 4 shows at Cape Town Fringe Festival, which took place on the 25th september-05th october 2014.

  • Held a workshop with Danish choir, called Papaya in langa, gaga thebe.

  • Performed at the Dutch reformed church in Franschoek, for wedding.

  • Performed at the Tramonto in George, for wedding.

  • Had promo shoot hosted by Selim kagee, at guga s’thebe in langa.

  • Performed at the wedding, in Molenvlient Stellenbosch.

  • Shot music video with the Fort in Worcester Nature Reserve.

  • Performed at Cena Galler Dinner in Spier (Stellenbosch)

 

"The Zamanani Brothers were absolutely wonderful!

The guests thoroughly enjoyed their singing and they brought an incredible vibe to the wedding day."

- Shelley Theron - Nicola Jane Wedding and Event Specialist 2017

 

 

 

Zamanani Brothers

 

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