The eMzantsi Talent agency is a product of the success of the intercultural music project. The standard of local performers is exceptionally high, with a wide range of styles from opera to gumboots to gospel and everything in between. The acts featured below were either developed by eMzantsi music facilitators, or have proved their mettle in front of diverse crowds at eMzantsi 4WAY LIVE concerts and at the post-Carnival shows – some even at FIFA Fanfests! Either way, they bear the eMzantsi stamp of approval – quality is guaranteed.
If you are interested in booking an eMzantsi act for your wedding, party or event, please contact Cindy Carelse at the eMzantsi office 021 785 1515. She will arrange contracts and transport. Please note that the Harlequin Foundation is a non-profit organisation – all fees go to the artists. The eMzantsi Talent agency aims to empower south peninsula youth to become professional and be rewarded for both their talent and commitment.
4 Corners featuring Niz'Earl – R'n'B/hiphop
783 Movement featuring Lucille Moses - R’n’B/hiphop
Da O - hiphop
Eric Bagala – poet/singer/imbongi (praise-singer)
Fax Police - rock
Junior Ramblers – brass band
Luke D - hiphop
Marhoshi - gumboots
Renesha Smyth –singer/ acoustic guitarist
Restoration Choir - gospel
Ricardo ‘Kah-dee’ Herdien – gospel
Shannen Docherty - singer
Silent E Geez - hiphop
Van Die Blokke – harmony singers
Cape Velvet – classical harmony singers
Tight Lucy –Afro-rock
'783' is the area code for Ocean View and the 783 Movement is attempting to promote the musical heritage of the diverse people of this unique coastal Cape community. This collaborative venture of the eMzantsi intercultural music project features an exciting fusion of different musical genres (gospel, Afrikaans rap, poetry, R&B, hiphop, brass and more). Their growing repertoire of original songs combines irresistible hooks with thoughtful and moving lyrics that emphasise their affirming outlook.
The 783 Movement brings musicians from different groups and traditions together on a journey to create a new image for Ocean View. This process is a natural counterpart to the collection of oral histories and is as important to both restore and preserve our indigenous musical heritage.
The 783 Movement did a series of assemblies in five high schools to promote the eMzantsi intercultural music project in July 2010, and caused a sensation across the south peninsula. Their talents are now ripe for a wider audience to appreciate – let yourself be amazed by the breathtaking scope and spirit of the 783 Movement.
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