The House of the Holy Afro – Review for Three Weeks

The House of the Holy Afro
Third World Bunfight and Assembly

This is not a concert, but a big party. At least if the audience would react like the seven soulful harmony singers, poet Odidi Mfenyana and the madly hopping and waving DJ Dino Moran want to. The performers describe traditional and modern life in South Africa via singing, drumming, dancing and acting; but the underlying background music is just too loud and distracting to get into the rhythm. So therefore earplugs are advised to follow this colourful, expressive spectacle. It feels awkward to dance, but at the same time weird not to. Nevertheless the performance is a great cultural experience with the artists jumping through the crowd and giving it all. And when the show finished, the party even continued.

Assembly at The Queen’s Hall, 6 – 27 (not 13, 29), times vary, prices vary, fpp 164.
rating 3/5

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