South African dance craze Shangaan Electro to throw dance workshops in the UK this Summer

2011, for many, was the year of Shangaan Electro.

The warp-speed dance phenomenon / musical style, pioneered by the incomparable Nozinja [above] took over our YouTube channels (via the incredible ‘Nwa Gezani My Love’), record decks (West London label Honest Jon’s compiled some of Shangaan Electro’s best tracks, then had them remixed by artists from the dub, techno, footwork spheres and more) and nights out (Nozinja and his dancers were brought over for various live shows and festival spots). Now, brilliantly, the Shangaan players are heading to the UK for series a dance workshop.

The workshops, which take place this July, promise that “dancers of all ages and abilitities can learn the secrets of this unique and infectious style. Set up on the floor like a Shangaan dance party, these will be affordably priced, limited capacity participatory events so early booking is recommended.” Nozinja, the masked Tshetsha Boys, and vocalists Tiyiselani and Nkata Mawewe will all be in attendance.

The full Shangaan schedule for July, including both live shows and workshops, is listed below:

UK dates:

Wed 10 Bristol, Trinity Centre #
7.30pm / £4 /

Fri 12 London, TBA #
Free /

Sat 13 London, Dance Nations Dalston @ Gillett Square *
Free /

Sun 14 London, Shoreditch Festival @ Hoxton Street Market *
Free /

Wed 17 Glasgow, SWG3 **
Cryparrot X Highlife present w/ Auntie Flo & Esa
Workshop: 6pm / £4; Performance: 8pm / £10; Joint ticket £12 /

Fri 19 Manchester, Islington Mill **
Islington Mill, Faktion & HotMilk present
Workshop: 5pm / free; Performance 9pm / £9 /

Sat 20 Liverpool, The Kazimier **
Deep Hedonia & The Kazimier present w/ Auntie Flo, Yola Fatoush, Bantam Lions
4pm / £10 /

Sun 21 Sheffield, Tramlines Festival **
The Musical Works presents
Free /

* – performance only
** – performance and workshop
# – workshop only

European Performance Dates, July 2013

Fri 5 Amsterdam, Pitch Festival
Sat 6 Liempde, Inspire Festival
Sun 7 Rotterdam, Metropolis Festival
Tue 23 Nyon, Paleo Festival
Wed 24 Nyon, Paleo Festival
Thu 25 Stockholm, Debaser
Sat 27 Bottna, Clandestino Festival



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