Ipi Ntombi is a joyous, homegrown dance and music celebration of black South African culture. First performed in 1974, the production, with a phenomenally talented and energetic cast of 50, has delighted audiences all over the world.Ipi Ntombi might well be regarded as a national opera of South Africa. The story is so primal that it seems to have sprung directly from South African soil. It begins in a tiny village with thundering ceremonial dances in colorful tribal costumes. A tender love story emerges between a village girl and young man, who has gone away to work in the mines. As her sweetheart travels from the countryside to the city, tribal ceremonies morph into break dancing, jubilant South African rock & roll, and gospel singing. The youth, torn between his village roots and urban temptations, personifies the essential African conflict between the ancient and modern worlds.

I`ve seen this show in 1980 ( Luxor Theater Rotterdam The Netherlands) My grand mother&father visited in 1974 Africa (Johannesburg) for a holiday trip. An African taxi driver advised them to visit the show. After the show they bought the vinyl record for the whole family. I still treasure these moments while I was a little kid and watching the show.

Enjoy ;-)

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Tracks:

  1. Ipi Tombi The Musical 1974 - 01a Ipi Tombi (2:45)
  2. Ipi Tombi The Musical 1974 - 02a Narration Sesiya Hamba Dr (1:50)
  3. Ipi Tombi The Musical 1974 - 03a Korbosha (3:19)
  4. Ipi Tombi The Musical 1974 - 04a Andy`s Song (1:41)
  5. Ipi Tombi The Musical 1974 - 05a Moriva (2:29)
  6. Ipi Tombi The Musical 1974 - 06a Hekelejeje (1:50)
  7. Ipi Tombi The Musical 1974 - 07a Narration The Baptism Rol (4:22)
  8. Ipi Tombi The Musical 1974 - 01b Bona Noga (2:03)
  9. Ipi Tombi The Musical 1974 - 02b The Witchdoctor Mother Ma (3:10)
  10. Ipi Tombi The Musical 1974 - 03b Narration Nadia (3:20)
  11. Ipi Tombi The Musical 1974 - 04b Egoli (2:38)
  12. Ipi Tombi The Musical 1974 - 05b Serantebhule (1:05)
  13. Ipi Tombi The Musical 1974 - 06b Pennywhistle (1:31)
  14. Ipi Tombi The Musical 1974 - 07b Emdudeni The Click Arieni (3:44)
  15. Ipi Tombi The Musical 1974 - 01a Narration The Child (3:19)
  16. Ipi Tombi The Musical 1974 - 02a Narration Mamma`s Tembu`s Wedding (2:55)
  17. Ipi Tombi The Musical 1974 - 03a Baby Baby Soweto By Night (2:08)
  18. Ipi Tombi The Musical 1974 - 04a Wishing (5:02)
  19. Ipi Tombi The Musical 1974 - 05a Ndoba Sathi Nina Zimbaba (3:44)
  20. Ipi Tombi The Musical 1974 - 06a Baby Baby ( Reprise) (0:40)
  21. Ipi Tombi The Musical 1974 - 01b Shosholoza (3:40)
  22. Ipi Tombi The Musical 1974 - 02b The Digger (4:27)
  23. Ipi Tombi The Musical 1974 - 03b Narration Lashoni Langa (1:45)
  24. Ipi Tombi The Musical 1974 - 04b The Warrior (3:58)
  25. Ipi Tombi The Musical 1974 - 05b Bayete (3:51)
  26. Ipi Tombi The Musical 1974 - 06b Ipi Tombi (2:42)
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