One of my favourite songs by gospel icon Sfiso Ncwane is entitled Kulungile Baba. You may know it? It’s a firm fan favourite. But as I walked into the Grace Bible Church in Soweto on Friday morning, the words of the song stirred deep inside my heart.
Watch: Dance and spoken testimonies recount stories of three South African dancers
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Toyi-toyi is a dance of protestation that accompanies the protest song that sprang up from the streets. This dance first appeared in the activist camp in Zimbabwe where South African youths were sheltering in the 80s. It lends a supplementary strength to the freedom chants. It comprises jumping and very virulent chatting. This choreographic show for four performers uses both dance and spoken testimonies to recount the life stories of three South African dancers from Katlehong and the encounter with one French dancer from Hors Se’rie Company. By Sizwe Ndingane.