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
Tight Lucy is an innovative 3-piece Afro-rock band from Cape Town, South Africa, named after a mysterious bomber plane that Ray, Guy and Iain take to flight. Their sound can best be described as Johnny Clegg meets Squeal, or Freshlyground with balls…
Lead singer and guitarist, 'Captain' Ray Vega, prolific songwriter and musician, performed with bands such as Citrus, Brass Monkey and Naked, whose single 'Bone Needs Flesh' went to number 2 on 5fm in 1998.
Drummer, 'Bomber' Guy Mitchell is an experienced musician who has played for bands such as Braintree, Skywire and Rain, who were signed by Sarepta and won SA Rock Album of the Year, 1998.
Bassist and vocalist, Lieutenant Iain Behr, is a qualified music producer and experienced musician who has composed music for film, adverts, and other media.
Come on board Tight Lucy and prepare for take off!
|Tight Lucy performing at 4WAY LIVE in Ocean View and Fish Hoek in 2010|