19th Annual Iscathamiya Competition


Date: 24 September 2016
Venue: Opera Theatre
Ticket Price: R75.00
Times: 19h00



The Playhouse Company to hold Iscathamiya Competition for 19th year running!

Now in its19th year, The Playhouse Company’s annual Iscathamiya Competition, to be held on Saturday 24 September, sees top-notch groups converge on the Playhouse for an all-night feast of song and dance, with beautiful voices, swanky costumes and slick moves the order of the evening.

“We are once again delighted to host our annual Iscathamiya Competition as part of The Playhouse Company’s mission to support and promote indigenous South African art forms,” said Playhouse Company Chief Executive Officer and Artistic Director, Ms Linda Bukhosini.

Iscathamiya is the traditional, unaccompanied Zulu harmonious singing and tightly-choreographed dance style performed by mostly male groups, with the celebrated award-winning Ladysmith Black Mambazo having taken the style to audiences around the world.

The Competition will feature winning groups from the regional competitions around KwaZulu-Natal and the Eastern Cape who will compete for top honours and cash prizes in various categories in this exciting all-night traditional extravaganza of music and dance. One deserving group even wins a goat!

Tickets can be purchased via Computicket. For further information, please contact Dawn on (031) 369 9407 or the Playhouse Box Office (031) 369 9540/9596.