Dancers in the spotlight

2019-10-08 06:00
The Mlibokantu cultural group showcase their talent at St George’s Mall in Cape Town.PHOTO: Nomzamo Yuku

The Mlibokantu cultural group showcase their talent at St George’s Mall in Cape Town.PHOTO: Nomzamo Yuku

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The Mlibokantu dance group made heads turn in the CBD this past week when they performed traditional dances in city streets on Thursday 26 September.

Dressed in traditional attire, the performers aged between 10 and 16 dazzled the crowd with their nifty moves and beautiful singing.

It was clear they appreciated the attention they received from the public, who tipped them before walking off.

One of the performers, Phumlela Marikeni says by doing something they love, they stay “out of trouble” and also earn a little bit of money over the school holidays, which they can use to help others.

The group is based in Marikana, Philippi, and was founded by two neighbours, Noluthando Malibeni and Thumeka Madolwana, both who are unemployed.

Noluthando says it was the first time they performed in the CBD. They decided to showcase their talent in town to get better exposure and to show the dancers there is more to life than what they are used to in their local community.

They also learn valuable life skills while performing.

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