The Dizu Plaatjies Ibuyambo Ensemble


  • country:
    South Africa
  • region:
    Cape Town
  • style(s):
    • Afro
    • Ethnic
  • label:
    MOUNTAIN RECORDS
  • type:
    Band
  • gender:
    male, female
  • instrumentation:
    instrumental, vocal
  • artist submitted by:

This is the group of former Amampondo leader, Dizu Plaatjies. The group perform traditional, neo-traditional and original african songs. Virtually all instruments are hand made of wood, animal skins, seeds, hand beaten metal, etc. The basic ensemble of 5 musicians sing, play and dance. Additional drummers and dancers augment the line-up.
The instruments include, marimba, mbira, akadinda, umhube, uhardi, drums and percussion.
They have recorded two albums with their new line-up. The first, Ibuyambo, is available in Europe. The second will be released in 2008. The group were chosen to showcase at Womex 2007.

LIVE ACT

Links

The Dizu Plaatjies Ibuyambo Ensemble

Images

IbuyamboLive in MalaysiaWomex showcasePortraitAfter the Show - 30 PieceFull Stage showWOMEX SHOWCASE

Songs

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Chemtengure





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