Imbube UK Drummers & Dancers
African artists and musicians for hire.
A UK based group who offer traditional Zulu drumming, dancing & chanting for festivals, weddings & corporate events.
...the Imbube Drummer & Dancers were fantastic! ...Alex Bartlam
...their energy was brilliant and they were all lovely.JLA
This is a unique organisation formed of the most talented and professional African artists and musicians based in the United Kingdom.
Their main aim is to promote African heritage and culture to all ages, and host or support a variety of activities and events that connect people.
They provide South African language classes, workshops in schools and educational institutions, music and dance, bead making, traditional clothing and story telling. They also produce festivals of South African Music. They work hand in hand with different charity organisations for children in need in the UK, South Africa and the World.
The group has a full membered choir of 20 singers – which has toured and performed all over the UK and abroad, singing in different African languages, and offering a cappella, classical and traditional gospel songs with a seven-piece band – as well as energetic Zulu dancing and drumming that brings excitement and tells a story.
They appear at cultural venues, corporate events, award ceremonies, wedding celebrations, and funerals and have been involved in many concerts, television recordings and studio sessions.
“The Imbube team were great last night – thank you. The client certainly loved their performance…” Hugh Phillimore
“I just wanted to write and say what a huge success the Wilderness Ball was on Saturday and the Imbube Drummer & Dancers were fantastic! They added another dimension to the evening and really made it feel like a special night. They performed exactly as I hoped they would and were all lovely people.” Alex Bartlam
“I witnessed a splendid performance at the SA Chamber of Commerce Summer Drinks. Many thanks. Best regards, Claudio”
“Here’s the video! Great feedback, Hannah said their energy was brilliant and they were all lovely.”
JLA following a booking for Imbube in Jersey July 2016
“A message from one Lennox to another! I just wanted to thank you so much for your patience and kindness yesterday…we got there in the end with the song arrangement. Thanks to your Bambelela section, the roof was pretty much lifted off the guildhall rafters! What a pleasure and privilege to work with you and your wonderful choir…sending love and appreciation from Annie..(The other L!) Xxx”
Letter to group leader Lennox Jezile from Annie Lennox on the occasion of her Music Industry Trusts Award 2013
Workshops in schools
The company specialise in workshops for schools, colleges and blue chip companies. The workshops are devised around:
- Story Telling
- South African Dance
- African Drums
- African Folk Songs and Chanting
- Street Jazz
- Gospel Singing
They are led by an experienced leader and focus on the following:
- Team Work
- Listening Skills
- Focus and Rhythm
“Please can you pass on our huge gratitude to the group that came today. They were all so energised and highly skilled. The children, staff and parents really loved every minute! THANK YOU !!!”
Zoe Foulsham, Headteacher, Aerodrome Primary Academy, CROYDON