Memeza Africa coming to town

The powerful and spirited Memeza Africa will bring its singers, drummers and dancers to Red Deer for two energetic shows next week.

The powerful and spirited Memeza Africa will bring its singers, drummers and dancers to Red Deer for two energetic shows next week.

The dynamic 18-member ensemble from Soweto will perform at The Matchbox April 10-11, featuring the talents of South African artist Jimmy Mulovhedzi and Canadian singer/songwriter Holly Wright.

Memeza Africa’s unique fusion of African and Western music, most notably, its traditional African dance rhythms, has moved audiences and left people dancing in the aisles during the group’s 2008 tour through Western Canada.

The group has shared the stage with Nelson Mandela, Oprah Winfrey, Quincy Jones and the Ladysmith Black Mambazo, and was also selected to entertain at the FIFA football confederation cup draw in Johannesburg last November.

Tickets to Memeza Africa’s 7:30 p.m. shows are $22.50 for adults and $16.50 for students and seniors at The Matchbox box office, or charge by phone 403-341-6500.