About UMOJA: The Spirit Of Togetherness
They came from South Africa, they already conquered the planet!
UMOJA is a pulsating musical celebration of South African song and dance. From the potent rhythms of tribal music to the intricate steps of gumboot dancing, the jazz of Sophietown, the joy of gospel and the pounding energy of contemporary kwaito. Umoja, meaning ‘togetherness’ in Zulu, unites 30 singers, dancers, drummers and marimba players, who represent the best of South Africa’s young performers and many of whom come from severely disadvantaged township backgrounds. Over 4 million audience members around the globe have been enjoying the show for over a decade and now it returns to London for a special three week run at the Peacock Theatre.
Originally created by Todd Twala and Thembi Nyandeni in 2000 as a way of a reminding a new generation of South Africans of their heritage, it has gone on to win critical plaudits worldwide and collect multiple awards.