Edited by Azizi Powell
This is Part II of a two part post which showcases African musical productions.
Click http://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2012/05/videos-of-african-musical-productions.html for Part I of this post.
The content of this post is presented for historical, folkloric, educational, entertainment, and aesthetic purposes. The copyrights remain with their owners.
My thanks to the composers and performers of this music. My thanks also to the producers of these musicals, the videographers, and the uploaders of these featured videos.
By no means are these featured videos the only video clips of African musicals that are available on YouTube. As an aside - judging from the videos available on YouTube, it appears that for some reason most of African musical productions showcase the culture of the nation of South Africa and/or the region of South Africa.
(These videos are posted in no particular order.)
Video #1: Zambezi Express - The Amazing New African Dance Musical...
Uploaded by gypsiiboy on Oct 6, 2009
Highlights from this amazing new show. The story follows a boy named Zilli, born in the slums of a township in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe who dreams of becoming a top-flight footballer. His adventures on the Zambezi Express - the train that leaves Bulawayo for South Africa once a week - and his struggles in the big city have created this extraordinary, pulsating new show straight from the heart of Africa. Pounding, multi-layered African beats and powerful acapella vocals alongside jumping, jiving, and acrobatic dance numbers by a 30 strong company. A soccer-based musical for the approaching World Cup in South Africa 2010 - This is the beautiful game as its never been seen before! Appearing at: BRISTOL, THE DOWNS - In The Big Top Theatre - Wednesday 30th September Sunday 18th October. HACKNEY EMPIRE, HACKNEY, London, E8 1EJ - Tuesday 20th Wednesday 28th October. www.zambeziexpress.co.uk
Video #2: AFRICAN CIRCUS PRODUCTION TWO part one
Uploaded by circusafrica on Dec 1, 2009
for bookings of any individual acts and dancers you see contact winston ruddle www.african-circus.tz.com
Video #3: Mama Africa www.circoedintorni.it
Uploaded by circoedintorni on Apr 15, 2009
MOTHER AFRICA GUMBOOT DANCERS 2010.m2ts
Uploaded by circusafrica on Apr 9, 2010
Video #5: IZABOBO! - AN AFRICAN MUSICAL DRAMA (Celebrating Rhythms in the Circle of Life)
Uploaded by naytrader on Aug 25, 2009
A play by Comfort Ero.
Performance: 2006, Intrepid Theatre, Victoria BC
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