A brilliant fusion of classical training, African tradition and superb Eurocentric opera! By incorporating contemporary and delicate ethnic elements in their music, they have made the genre their own, capturing the hearts of audiences across South Africa – and beyond – with their raw operatic talent. The regular recipients of standing ovations, Given Mabena, Lucky Sibanda and Agos Moahi have performed at some of SA’s top events and festivals, shared stages with local and international headliners and have been featured extensively in local and international media.
Performance highlights include the Presidential Inauguration Concert, as representatives of South Africa at a FIFA launch in Lisbon, Portugal and at the National Day Celebration for the South African Embassy in Copenhagen (Denmark).
The three Afro Tenors have an excellent repertoire. From widely-known light classical hits popularised by the other famous three tenors, to the best of African traditional songs like Meadowlands, Thula Thula, Malaika and their tribute to Mandela “Rolihahla Mandela”.
While their friends enjoy Kwaito, Hip Hop and Rap, the Afro Tenors pursue their intrinsic love of Opera, a genre which is not traditionally associated with the township and their ambition goes beyond success as performers; collectively they aim to be role models for South Africa’s youth and, through their singing, to showcase the RICHNESS and diversity of South Africa’s cultural heritage.