A young cultural dance group celebrates Africa month in Midrand

Bolamba Culture Birds entertained shoppers with cultural dance moves at Boulders Mall in Midrand as Africa Month came to an end in May.

With their attractive traditional regalia, it was hard for shoppers to walk past the dance group at Ivory Park without waiting a moment to be entertained.

Group founder and director Thabo Dube said he had an incredible and memorable experience and there was good audience participation on May 28.

Umametse Nare and her dance partner Jellinah Mokgatleng pause for a photo after their well-received cultural dance performance. Photo: Supplied

“We look forward to working with the Center in the future as we are a local business [Ivory Park] dance group. From the bottom of my heart, I would like to convey my sincere gratitude and appreciation to the management of the Center for giving us such an amazing opportunity to play here. [Boulders]”said Dube.
Bolamba Culture Birds was founded in 2019 with the aim of keeping young boys and girls away from drugs, teenage pregnancy and other social ills.

He said Africa Month was a crucial month as it revives and preserves different and authentic African cultures through dance, poetry and other art forms.

Dube said, “Going forward, we are looking to partner with various companies so that we can share our African cultures with the world and preserve them. We are proud to be Africans and we have realized that many people have left their culture and followed Western cultures, so our goal is to preserve our African culture”.

A Jellinah Mokgatleng dancer also known asselonyana or Rebabedi said, “I am honored to be part of and work with the Bolamba Culture Birds group. I love to dance and that’s why I love being part of the group. They share the same vision as me when it comes to preserving cultural dance”.

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