‘Africa Umoja’ revue celebrates South African culture

December 24, 2014 10:20 PM

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‘Africa Umoja’ revue celebrates South African culture

The vision of South Africa seen in the music and dance revue Africa Umoja is mostly a joyful and exuberant one that has helped the show play successfully at home and internationally for 14 years.

But the show’s roots lie in the bitterness of apartheid-era South Africa. Umoja’s creators, Todd Twala and Thembi Nyandemi, escaped from the segregated Johannesburg slums using their ability to perform. They created Africa Umoja, and the program that trains its cast, as a vehicle for new generations...

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