Kofifi Dancers

Sophiatown, also known as Sof’town or Kofifi, is a suburb of Johannesburg, South Africa. Sophiatown was a legendary black cultural hub that was destroyed under apartheid, rebuilt under the name of Triomf, and in 2006 officially returned to its original name. Sophiatown was one of the oldest black areas in Johannesburg. Despite the violence and poverty, it was the epicentre of politics, jazz and blues during the 1940s and 1950s. It produced some of South Africa’s most famous writers, musicians, politicians and artists.

The Kofifi dances are dressed like the 1940’s and perform to the swing type music as they did in shebeens and bars of that era. This team has been performing for 20 years and are experts at time travel, with their energetic and authentic performance you will be transported back in time.

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