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
Cape Velvet are a superb four-part harmony group that have been performing 'smooth classics' together since 2008. Akhona Fuzile, Mzukisi Diniso, Mbuso Diko and Masibulele Malima are well-known by music lovers in the south peninsula for their spine-tingling renditions of a wide repertoire of opera, traditional Xhosa, Afrikaans liedjies and English classical pieces.
From "Nessun Dorma" and "Ave Maria" to Miriam Makeba's "Click Song" and "You'll Never Walk Alone"- not forgetting "Shosholoza" and "Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika" - Cape Velvet has something for everyone. Following vocal training by Kalyn Arndt of All Nations, and mentoring by Peter Willis of the Quarrymen male-voiced choir, they now perform regularly at events everywhere from the deep south to the Waterfront. They are in great demand for weddings and funerals, and wowed the crowds on the FIFA Fanmile and at the Fanfests in 2010.
|Cape Velvet||Cape Velvet on Fan Mile 2010|
|Cape Velvet at Fanfest 2010|