Phuphuma Love minus, an all-male South African isicathamiya music choir, will perform at the Quai Branly Museum in Paris starting this Saturday, March 25, 2017.

What is isicathamiya music

Zulu word ‘isicathamiya itself does not have a literal translation and is derived from the Zulu verb -cathama, and would roughly mean “to walk or step on one’s toes lightly”. Isicathamiya music developed in the early 20th century amongst the Zulu migrant communities working in South Africa. Made to occupy marginalised spaces in the city and living in impoverished same-sex hostels, isicathamiya music was their creative response to changing urban realities and displacement from their home, community and family.


Quai Branly Museum; Musée du quai Branly – Jacques Chirac

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Isicathamiya group ‘Phuphuma Love Minus’ to perform at Quai Branly Museum, Paris
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