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The Shona name 'Siyaya' means 'We are on the move'. This high-energy group of musicians, percussionists, vocalists and dancers have offered up some remarkable performances in recent years. Their shows encompass universal themes and traditional stories, interwoven with a passion and a level of humanity deeply rooted in Zimbabwean culture.
The group originated in Bulawayo where they have constantly worked with young people through schools and community programmes, nurturing talent and proving that the arts can continue to nourish and sustain communities during political upheavals and instability.
Siyaya is colourful, climactic and bursting at the seams with energy. As one performer explains: 'For us, song and dance is not a luxury, but a necessity'. The group's rousing music, soaring lyrics and tightly choreographed dance transcends the language barrier. They are a veritable tour de force of African forms - traditional and contemporary.
(Biography supplied by artist management- 2011)