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
Andile Oscar Thetha a.k.a. "Da O" is a multi-talented hiphop artist and music producer from Masiphumelele. His music is influenced by his community and he draws inspiration from their daily struggles. He is notable for rapping proudly and creatively in his mother tongue Xhosa. His first mix tape in 2005 was admired by producer Gaby Le Roux who introduced him to "General" from the group "Chiskop" and they worked on a couple of tracks together. He is currently working on a solo album, when not busy with his day job shaping surfboards.
Da O has the ability to get any crowd on their feet with his energetic stage presence and winning smile. He gives 110% when performing live and the audience gets swept along for the ride. He is passionate about positive change in his community, participating in many youth upliftment events and facilitating for the eMzantsi music project. He currently hosts "Masi Massive" live every Sunday 2-6pm in Kolobe St, Masiphumelele.
|Da O performing at various eMzantsi events solo and with Teado, Luke D and Silent E Geez. |