AmaZink Live has teamed up with The Barnyard Theatre Production Company to bring you a magical and proudly South African musical production - guests can expect a vibrant musical twist on this Stellenbosch Township dining experience!
Experience the exuberance, energy and soulful sounds of South Africa’s greatest songs. AmaZink Live is a culturally authentic, interactive South African musical and dining experience which takes place at the AmaZink restaurant situated in the heart of the vibrant Stellenbosch township of Khayamandi.
After visiting the AmaZink Live market for some kasi cuisine and something to quench the thirst, the scene is set for an electrifying show and unforgettable evening. Waiters become entertainers in this pulsating inter-active extravaganza.
During the 2011 season of AmaZink Live, the show told the story of the venue which started out as a tavern without a license and originally called Patricia’s Tavern. The tavern was finally saved from being demolished and was issued a license and renamed AmaZink Live.
In the 2012 season of AmaZink Live the story of this famous township tavern continues, enabling you to experience that same magic feeling of our very unique brand of local entertainment. Get ready for more drama between tavern manger Miss Patricia Jones, owner Musa Mavundla and narrator Fix Marwana. Audience participation is essential as this musical adventure features a wide range of music, song and laughter. The show features the music of Mango Groove, Johnny Clegg & Savuka, Miriam Makeba, Paul Simon, Margret Singana, Sipho Hotstix, Lady Smith Black Mambazo and many other South African legends. Dance, jive and sing along to such local chart toppers as, Jabulani, The Lion Sleeps Tonight, Special Star, Paradise Road, Bang a Drum, December African Rain, Scatterlings’ of Africa, Impi and more.
AmaZink was originally opened as a tavern, called Patricia’s Tavern, which operated without a license. The venue was finally issued a license and renamed AmaZink Live and still managed by the famous, Miss Patricia Jones.
Musa Mavundla, is still the owner of the tavern and is married to Nosipo Mavundla– his faithful wife whom he finally married, after numerous love affairs with Miss Patricia Jones. The Tavern thrives in Khayamandi and the new South Africa. Musa decides to continue the show they staged to save the Tavern, which is narrated by Fix Marwana - storyteller and lead vocalist - and features an ensemble cast of vocalists and actors - only this time they decide to keep all the music “LOCAL”. What will happen to Miss Patricia Jones? Will the marriage of Musa and Nosipo survive?
Experience the drama and controversy surrounding the famous AmaZink Live. Yes - the time for AmaZink has arrived to keep the flame burning for South African music and culture. The journey of South African Music is one of hope, courage, peace and a unbridled zest for life.
AmaZink Live is not only a South African musical journey, but an experience that will uplift the spirit and get you “grooving” to the rhythm of the beat of local South African music.
18h30 – 20h00: AmaZink Live Experience - Here guests visit our marketplace where mouth watering dishes are served and drinks are served by our actor-waiters.
For a taste of kasi culture, guests can also browse the craft stands of local residents to see the AmaZink talent in action.
18h30: Doors Open
20h00: AmaZink Live Show - scene 1
20h30: Intermission to revisit the market and top up those refreshments
20h45: AmaZink Live Show - scene 2
21h15: Intermission to revisit the market and top up those refreshments again!
21h30: AmaZink Live Show - scene 3
22h00: Show ends (always depending on the energy of the crowd). Guests are welcome to carry on dancing or chatting as our doors only close at midnight (00h00).
The AmaZink Live cast not only have great personalities and that township vibe, but they are all extremely talented locals given the opportunity for the first time to shine! Apart from our two professional actors from the Barnyard Theatre, the entire AmaZink Live cast and staff compliment is made up of local Khayamandi residents with no previous professional acting or performing experience. After having auditions in Khayamandi, our cast was selected and then received 4 weeks of intensive training and rehearsals with our fabulous production manager, Ramaine Barreiro-Lloyd, before venturing onto stage to bring you the best performance!
The AmaZink Live cast features:
We are confident that our two facilities managers/barmen can both win a ‘Mr. Personality’ contest – they not only keep the glasses full at AmaZink, but they also manage the facility. They are extremely helpful, great organizers and always have time for a quick chat. They make sure the ‘show goes on’ and form part of the heart and soul of AmaZink Live! They are:
All waiters at AmaZink Live also form an integral part of the AmaZink Live show – they can do almost anything……be it dancing, singing and of course the all important task of taking your orders and giving you the best kasi service. All have HUGE personalities and are quick with a smile! All our waiter/actors are local Khayamandi residents and they are stars in the making! Our Waiter Actor group has the following members:
Ladies: T.b.c. (Auditions take place on 7&8 Aug 2012)
Gents: T.b.c. (Auditions take place on 7&8 Aug 2012)