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Simphiwe Botile

Simphiwe Botile, residing in Phumlani, 1973. ECaweni, Needs Camp, East London, 5219 – Director, Choreographer, Music composer, Percussionist, Actor started in 1994 to realise his career in Arts

Founder member of Lumanyano Cultural Group which was established in 2001 based in Phumlani, playing jembe drums (percussions) and Male lead singer for Dynamic Tempo Music Group.: self employed comedian, musician traditional dancer

Simphiwe performed provincially, Nationally and International both in Festivals and Events, working and choreographing dance productions for lumanyano. National Arts Festival with Eastern Cape Ensemble 2001 till to date

The 2010 FIFA Football World Cup – Entertainment (Port Elizabeth)

Africa Day – Greece 2004  Jordan2005

World Expo Festival –  Japan – 2005   World Expo Festival – Russia – 2008 

Provincial Children’s Day Celebrations 2009

Provincial Heritage Day Celebrations2010 / 2012 

Steve Biko Foundation Easter Weekend Festival – 2012/13

WORKED WITH THE LIKES OF:

Stompie Mavi as percussionist, Xolani Sibuta, Skin Sipoko and D. Papu under Eastern Cape Cultural Ensemble, Monde Wani as percussionist and choreographer in Cinderella in Africa, Mandla Mbotwe for Steve Biko Foundation

CURRENT STABILITY / NEW PROJECT:

Recently Simphiwe recorded an African Indigenous Music Album featuring Lumanyano Cultural Group

Titled – IBALI LAM (My story) it was recorded in Durban, it was funded by National Lottery Distribution Fund

AWARDS:

Simphiwe was awarded of Eastern Cape Arts and Culture Awards 2013 in Official opening of National Arts Festival

STRONGS POINTS ABOUT SIMPHIWE:

Ability to work hard and egger to grow or learn to my work or any new trend that appears in Arts development.

Has passion, determination and dedication to every aspect of his work

Professionalism and Excellence are the key words and focus in his work

The ability to work with everyone irrespective of age, colour or creed

The ability to build unity, peace, understanding amongst colleagues