Black Umfolosi is a self taught Acappella (Imbube) singing and traditional dance group that was formed in 1982 by the then school age members who wanted to develop themselves and contribute to their community. Specialising in imbube music, gumboot dance and Zulu dance, Black Umfolosi has toured extensively nationally and internationally –Europe, USA, Canada, Australia and Asia. They have represented Zimbabwe at international events such as Expo 1992 in Seville, Spain and the 1994 Commonwealth Games in Victoria, Canada.

In The Community Black Umfolosi soon found the need to visit people to see and learn about different traditions, and then made it their mission to demonstrate and teach others around the world (including other African countries) about Southern African, traditional dance and music. Black Umfolosi expanded to become Black Umfolosi Performing Arts Project,acquired land and put up an Arts Centre. The following programmes were then possible.

  • Mentoring and Training Other Artists
  • Hiring Equipment Out
  • Foreign and local exchange programs


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