Sibanye is a world music group with its roots in Cape Town. Their music is a fusion of Afropop and township jazz with colours of accordion and song. With their name meaning “Together as One”, they bring together tunes and languages from around the globe into a distinctly South African sound.
The group originated from a Xhosa-Afrikaans song of reconciliation called Sibanye Saam Soos Een, composed as a collaboration between group leader Leon Oosthuizen and musician Tando Takane. Songs of the band like “Sesifikile” and “Sijabulile” have since been playlisted on national and community radio stations.
The proudly South African outfit has performed in theatres and at arts festivals like KKNK, Gariepfees, Olive Festival and Woordfees. One of their highlights was an exclusive live broadcast of their 1 hour concert at the Gariepfees in Kimberley on the national airwaves of RSG in 2015.
The band have made 2 albums to date: Sibanye & Sesifikile Ons Is Hier.