Its objective is to conduct extensive research about different genres of cultural, folk and indigenous music and dance forms that represent South Africa’s diversity and perform them with pride, grace and radiant energy. Ovuwa offers a cultural exchange space through these performances and the trans-cultural collaboration and participatory approach creates a wholesomely dynamic experience which develops and unites the group.
UP Ovuwa takes pride in its history and is continually building its international profile and has had a few notable achievements
These international trips serve as a great platform for ensemble members as they are given the opportunity to not only learn about other cultures but also to teach and illustrate South Africa’s diversity. The trips also offer great international exposure for the University of Pretoria.
In 2014, UP Ovuwa joined the nation in celebrating 20 years of South Africa’s freedom. It strived to educate its audience through music and dance and commemorate South Africa’s great history. The ensemble showcased a range of genres including Negro spirituals, Afro-gospel, old Afrikaans folk music as well as South African indigenous music.
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