Hope-filled magicians

2008-02-01 00:00

They dance like demons, sing like angels and drum like magicians, according to London's Daily Telegraph. But according to Todd Twala, one of the visionaries behind Africa Umoja which kicks off at Sibaya iZulu in Durban next week, some of the performers are extremely talented “ordinary kids” who had lost all hope.

In Soweto in the Seventies, Twala's family was evicted from their home in the George Goch township near Johannesburg and “resettled” in a life of poverty, with box-like houses, poor sanitation and no running water or electricity.

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