HOUSE OF THE HOLY AFRO

HOUSE OF THE HOLY AFRO
HOUSE OF THE HOLY AFRO
HOUSE OF THE HOLY AFRO
HOUSE OF THE HOLY AFRO
HOUSE OF THE HOLY AFRO
HOUSE OF THE HOLY AFRO
HOUSE OF THE HOLY AFRO
HOUSE OF THE HOLY AFRO
HOUSE OF THE HOLY AFRO
HOUSE OF THE HOLY AFRO
HOUSE OF THE HOLY AFRO
HOUSE OF THE HOLY AFRO
HOUSE OF THE HOLY AFRO
HOUSE OF THE HOLY AFRO
HOUSE OF THE HOLY AFRO
HOUSE OF THE HOLY AFRO
HOUSE OF THE HOLY AFRO
HOUSE OF THE HOLY AFRO
HOUSE OF THE HOLY AFRO
HOUSE OF THE HOLY AFRO

A night of driving club rhythms, soaring harmonies, electric dance, hip poetry and dazzling lighting.

A highly polished, genre-busting, late nightclub show that dances to the multi-cultural pulse of 21st Century Africa.

     


"the Soweto Gospel Choir on acid ... THE party of the Edinburgh Festival" ****

THE SCOTSMAN 


HOUSE OF THE HOLY AFRO expresses sophisticated, sexy, provocative style; fusion and integration of African and European, urban and traditional, gospel and nightclub; proudly hip, flash and South African. This is a big show with appeal to a diverse crossover audience in the 20 – 45 year old age group.

The show has been touring around the world for almost 7 years, and continues to wow audiences. Open the video link above to feel the groove.

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‘The AFRO needs no explanation,
No definition,
And definitely no hate-eration,
For it is just what it is…
The AFRO is African.’ 

Odidiva in HOUSE OF THE HOLY AFRO

‘House of the Holy Afro is one hell of a show’
Blaze Magazine (Adelaide)
‘Audiences worldwide have been worshipping at the altar of the House of the Holy Afro.’
The Advertiser Review (Perth)

‘Raucous and mesmerising’
Adelaide Hills Weekender
‘An audacious and wildly energetic fusion of the urban and traditional, this is an explosive night that will have the whole house on its feet and shaking their stuff … South Africa's hottest noise shamans.’
Rip It Up (Adelaide)
‘ For a few hours I thought I’d died and gone to Heaven… The slow wave built and it was clear that we were in for an urban funk cataclysm. And for 90 minutes it was unstoppable…What Bailey has created - that has enthralled audiences across Europe and in Australia is a Seventies-style soul picnic with a pastiche of tribal ritual. What the whole thing graduates to is a disco party entering the risky area of African trance dance. ’
MAIL & GUARDIAN
‘ It’s James Brown meets Ray McCauley meets Brenda Fassie meets Boney M meets The Supremes meets Donna Summer meets Ru Paul meets blaxploitation, all thrown into a blender with some seriously funky house beats and garnished with a Tarantino-esque flourish. House of the Holy Afro sends up and celebrates universal stereotypes and archetypes of ‘Africanness’ with a manically mischievous glint in its eye. ’
SUNDAY TIMES (South Africa)
‘ On more than one occasion I overheard fellow audience members/clubbers declare, "I want that dress!"  ’
FINANCIAL MAIL (South Africa)

HISTORY:

  • 2004 – Sharp Sharp Festival (Bern)
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  • 2005 – Life Ball (Vienna), Berlin, Brussels Festival, Isle de Reunion
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  • 2006 – Commonwealth Games - Melbourne
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  • 2007 – Harare, Umea, Edinburgh Festival
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  • 2008 – Sydney Festival, Cape Town
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  • 2009 – Perth, Adelaide, Linz, London, Zurich
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  • 2010 – Market Theatre (Johnannesburg), Copenhagen
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