Performance of Amavukane Bhaca Traditional Dancers

Amavukane Bhaca Traditional Dancers

Live Performance

Thirteen traditional dancers, all girls from as young as age 6, perform with the aim of carrying traditional culture and ethical teachings to society. The ensemble has represented Bhaca culture in different parts of South Africa in traditional dance festivals. Dancing in traditional attire, the dancers are full of contagious spirit on stage.

About the Artists

Amavukane Bhaca Traditional Dance (ABTD) ABTD was established in 2018, and founded by Unathi Faye. The ensemble performs in traditional ceremonies, weddings, and heritage events. They regularly perform in the Eastern Cape, but have received numerous invitations elsewhere in South Africa. ABTD hosts a Heritage Event in Kwazakhele, Gqeberha, annually. Faye’s interest in starting the ensemble came from her love of Bhaca Tradition. Her passion extended to her daughter, Anesipho Dumela, who was central in bringing the initial group together. The popularity of the work ABTD does is clear as the group attracts new members regularly, and now have 20 members who work as two different ensembles.

  • Target Age Group
    11 to 15 years
  • Age Classification
    All Ages
  • Reason for Classification
    • Family

  • February 23, 2024
    19:00 - 20:00
    Mendi Arts Centre

  • February 25, 2024
    15:00 - 16:00
    Mendi Arts Centre
  • Name
    Mendi Arts Centre
  • Location
    Mendi Arts Centre, New Brighton, Gqeberha
  • Directions
    The Mendi Centre has secure parking , through the entrance on Mendi Road.
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  • Accessibility Info
    Mendi is fully accessible to wheelchair users as there are no steps on the performance and exhibition levels.
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  • Event Format
    Live Performance