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Summary: Singing, dancing and performing is what makes us light up. Learn more about our story, as told by Isibane se Afrika founder, Andisiwe.

Isibane se Afrika is a choir and dance group for change founded in the Cape Town township of Khayelitsha. The group was started by local force-for-good community leader Andisiwe Gaqa when she noticed many of the youth in her township had no positive activities to take part in after school. With no parental overview or adult role models around, these kids fell in with drugs and gangs and Andisiwe wanted to provide them an alternative option to be part of something wholesome and uplifting and so the group was born.

Isibane se Afrika is a registered NGO and all income raised from performances are used to uplift the lives of its members and the local community in Khayelitsha through soup kitchens and more. With mesmerising song, dance, drumming and an engaging interactive performance, the audience is treated to an amazing African spectacle while having a positive impact and doing good where it is needed most. Some of the group’s most memorable highlights is performing at an international conference in Poland and performing at the official welcome of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, HRH Prince Harry and Megan, during their South Africa state visit.

Isibane se Afrika can be booked for performances at corporate events, weddings, birthdays, fundraisers, tourism gatherings and more.

“I might not be able to change the world, but I can have a positive impact on one person, on one life. And that one person can then continue to have a positive impact on others so that together we can change the world. That’s why we are called Isibane se Afrika - which means, the light of Africa.”
- Andisiwe Gaqa, Group Founder and Leader.
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The light of Africa

The light of Africa! Isibane se Afrika heißt genau das und ich war vom ersten Moment an berührt. Isibane se Afrika ist ein großartiger Chor aus einem Township in der Nähe von Kapstadt und er begeistert die Menschen. Sie haben u.a. auch schon für Prinz Harry und Meghan gesungen. Für mich ein unvergessliches Erlebnis diesen Film zu drehen. LG Clemens

Posted by Clemens Bittner on Thursday, 3 March 2022