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Sophiatown Dancers


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Sophiatown, commonly known as Sof'town or Kofifi, is a Johannesburg suburb. Sophiatown was a famed black cultural hub that was destroyed during apartheid, reconstructed under the name Triomf, and formally renamed Sophiatown again in 2006.

Sophiatown was one of Johannesburg's earliest black neighbourhoods. Despite the violence and poverty, during the 1940s and 1950s, it was the hub of politics, jazz, and blues. It gave birth to some of South Africa's most well-known writers, musicians, politicians, and artists.

The Kofifi dances are dressed in 1940s attire and perform to swing music, just like they did in shebeens and taverns at the time. This duo has been performing for 20 years and is an expert in time travel; their enthusiastic and realistic performance will transport you back in time.

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