The Ikamva Band (Ikamva meaning “Future”) is an African Marimba Band for hire. All its members originate from Khayelitsha, the second largest township in South Africa. They also perform regularly as buskers at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town. Their repertoire consists of a wide variety of songs including gospel, jazz and popular international hits reworked with a unique African vibe.
The Ikamva band consists of 3 marimba players, a drummer, a trumpeter, as well as a percussionist. All members contribute to the singing duties and their voices harmonise in perfect pitch as an accompaniment to their African rhythms. The band members are friendly as well as personable and wear brightly coloured traditional African shirts and always greet guests with a warm smile.
Kwanele Maloyi (Delay) is the leader of band and was born in the Klein Karoo and came to Cape Town in 1994. He was singing as a leading vocalist in a choir and later joined the Ikamva Marimba band in 2003. Kwanele also teaches Marimba once a week at the German School in Cape Town.
Smamkele Seyisi (Sma) was raised by his single grandmother in the dusty streets of Khayelitsha. He became a member of the school choir and loves running and playing chess. Smamkele joined the band in 2008.
Mohau Moahloli (Mo) was born in Bloemfontein and started singing in a school choir when he moved to Cape Town in 2000. He joined the band in 2006. Mohau is one of the main vocalists in the band and is also a keen guitar player.
Ntobeko Steven Fatyela (Ntopza) was born in Swellendam. He is the oldest band member at 39 years of age and has been a band member the longest having joined in 1997. Ntobeko also plays on the keyboard for a gospel choir and he is the organist at his church.
Siyanda Ndlangisa (Siya) was born in Matatiele in the Eastern Cape. He came to Cape Town in 1999 and attended school in Khayelitsha until completing grade 12. Always passionate about music, Siya joined the band in 2013 and quickly became one of its permanent members.
The Ikamva Marimba Band is a professional and enthusiastic African music group and always adds entertainment value to any corporate event, awards evening or wedding.
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