Gwara in Action’The ‘Thina Sobabili’ hit-maker will be performing at a gwara gwara-themed event at Mashamplane Shisanyama in Durban in a performance that will feature multiple artists.
Popular house musician, DJ Bongz, is turning the world-famous gwara gwara dance into an experience dubbed ‘Gwara in Action’.
The Gwara in Action event will take place on Sunday, 13 January 2019, at the Mashamplane Shisanyama in Durban. The DJ’s performance will be supported by fellow artists Cheeze, funky Qlar, Tempo, Precious, C Sharp, Wonder, Mlisaaa, Thukzin, Reggie, Ndloh, 2Lane, MC Slot Costa, Twitty and DosnSoul.
The DJ made the dance move popular in South Africa after the release of the song of the same name featuring DBN NYTS and Motswako rapper Fifi Cooper. Videos of people doing the gwara gwara went viral on social media. The rest of the world caught wind of it when American pop singer, Rihanna, used the dance move in her performance of the song DJ Khaled, ‘Wild Thoughts’ which also features Bryson Tiller at the 2018 Grammys.
US musician, Childish Gambino, also used the dance move in his music video for the social justice track, ‘This is America’. Dj Bongz has since trademarked the dance move and promotes it as a brand on his social media. The award-winning DJ is also well-known for the producing the South African classic ‘Thina Sobabili’ from his debut album ‘No Retreat, No Surrender’.
Mashamplane Shisanyama will be offering patrons free entrance to the event before 3pm.