Siyaya rocks Edinburgh

EDINBURGH - Siyaya's energetic musical extravaganza tHAtHA and its brand new musical, Onke Ose, premiering at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe have been described by one reviewer as "colourful and climactic" with "ass and hip shaking moves" guaranteed to set the place on fire. After performing at Live

8 last year and winning international acclaim for the exuberance and joy with which they perform, the 15-member group has just undertaken a world tour to Germany, Belgium, South Africa and Scotland.
Siyaya is firmly rooted in Makokoba high density area, Bulawayo. It was founded in 1989 as the Nostalgic Actors and Singers Alliance (NASA). They re-christened themselves Siyaya (meaning on the move) on the eve of their 10th anniversary. One of the group members says the name is “a literal description of our journeys all over the world as well as an identity, an ethos and a heartfelt belief”.
Under the direction of Saimon Mambazo Phiri, Siyaya has toured the world playing at numerous international festivals such as Glastonbury and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. – KJW

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