Acclaimed South African group performing at Cultural Centre

first_imgThe show is on Feb.1 and will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Cultural Centre and tickets can be purchased online at www.npcc.bc.ca or by calling 250-785-1992. Memeza Africa will be taking to the stage at the North Peace Cultural Centre.The 16 member group whose name means “shout Africa” combines traditional music and dance within its performances.- Advertisement -The group has performed for the Nelson Mandela Farewell, Oprah and Friends New Year’s Celebration and the FIFA Confederation Cup.The group has a Canadian connection having been co-founded by musician Holly Wright, along with Jimmy Mulovhedzi who was born in Soweto, South Africa from where the group originates.The group has been lauded for their “spellbinding” performances as well as for its ability to provide the potential for income for its members. Its members are all from Soweto, a previously marginalized community with an extremely high unemployment rate.In addition to the performance, the Fort St. John Pan African and Caribbean Society will provide traditional foods before the show.Advertisementlast_img read more

TRANSFER REPORT: West Ham weighing up swoop for Belgian starlet

first_img Slaven Bilic West Ham have enquired over the availability of Belgian prodigy Isaac Mbenza.The Valenciennes winger featured prominently for the Ligue 2 club last season, scoring seven goals and providing a further three assists.His displays caught the eye of scouts from the Premier League and, according to Foot Mercato, West Ham are ready to take a gamble on the 20-year-old.The only factor holding the Hammers back from making a bid is Mbenza’s lack of experience in a top-flight league but scouts are seeking to persuade Slaven Bilic to take a risk on the player.A Belgium youth international, Mbenza graduated from Valenciennes’ academy last year and was awarded with a three-year professional contract. 1last_img read more