South African Music & Dance Shows
Created, Directed & Produced by Morgan Njobo
SOWHERETO AFRICA - 2018-2019 EDINBURGH FESTIVAL FRINGE
Recommended Show, The Fringe Review: “Using minimal props these dancers create a world and atmosphere of their country that is entertaining, creative and moving. Masks and shower caps cleverly become the start of a new scene as they are quick footed across the space. Next the mood changes to spoken poetry, heartfelt with underscore of music – then breaks out into fast dancing, to a beautiful ending.”
4**** – Three Weeks: ”You can’t deny the sheer energy and power of this performance – I was drawn in by the dancing, especially the gumboot, and these performers have RHYTHM.”
I AM RHYTHM - 2016-2017 EDINBURGH FESTIVAL FRINGE
5***** – One4Review: ”The origins of South African dance, and its evolution, from prehistoric times up to the present day, are joyfully celebrated in this exuberant show.”
4**** – The LIST: ”Eight South African song and dance men generate the kind of whole-hearted, full-bodied pleasure that transcends cultural clichés.”
4**** – The Scotsman: ”It’s hard to know who wears the bigger smile during I Am Rhythm, the performers or us, as After Freedom Productions build an exuberant, joyful and informative picture of South African dance history.”
CELL BLOCK SOWETO - 2017 EDINBURGH FESTIVAL FRINGE
4**** – The LIST: ”The five performers deliver a show that is simple in its premise but executed with great flair, boundless energy and a sense of musical synergy, ultimately facilitating an uplifting experience that is truly good for the soul.”
Njobo Productions present...
Njobo Productions: Sowhereto Africa (street dance styles)
Njobo Productions: Sowhereto Africa (pantsula)
Njobo Productions deliver quality music and dance shows telling stories of the South African generations from the past and present perspectives. Njobo Productions provide opportunities to performers with and without formal education in performing arts. The company takes the talent off the streets of townships to professional performing arts centres.
MORGAN NJOBO is a South African artist and performer with a long-standing experience in the music and dance industry. MORGAN began his musical journey in school and church choirs in Soweto, Johannesburg. He conducted church and male choirs in South Africa and received recognition and awards from local and regional awarding bodies. MORGAN created and performed a cappella shows with an award-winning a cappella ensemble Simply Soweto Encha between 2008 and 2015.
MORGAN leads the Njobo Productions creative team and develops dance and music shows alongside talented singers and dancers.
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