Sibanye is a South African world music group with its roots in Cape Town and making music that is a fusion of Afropop, folk and township jazz.
Sibanye is a Xhosa word meaning “Together As One” and is also the name of a song of reconciliation, composed by founding member Leon Oosthuizen and Tando Takane, that led to the formation of the world music group in the Mother City. The group members are from the City Bowl and surrounding townships Nyanga, Gugulethu, Old Cross Roads, Eersterivier and Khayelitsha.
The music of Sibanye celebrates the spirit of a rainbow nation through its proudly South African style with lyrics in all eleven official languages of South Africa. They also incorporate iconic, beloved songs from South African soil at live performances.
What we do:
- The Sibanye band performs live at festivals, functions and events.
- Sibanye makes true, iconic South African music.
- The music of Sibanye is for everyone.
The band has performed at various public stages and festivals, amongst others the V&A Waterfront Amphitheatre on New Year’s Day, KKNK in Oudtshoorn, Gariep Festival in Kimberley, SU Woordfees in Stellenbosch and Olive Festival in Prince Albert.
The band is fronted by Leon Albert Oosthuizen (accordion & vocals) and Ntuthu Nyiki (percussion & vocals).