Shangara Jive

Shangara Jive


Shangara Jive is one of Australia's premier contemporary African fusion outfits. The band is well suited to festivals. Music styles includes Roots Reggae, Soukous and Dancehall. The band mix's the old with the new, stays true to the roots, gets the crowd jumping, encourages artistic expression.


Shangara Jive is one of Australia's premier contemporary African fusion outfits. Based in Fremantle Western Australia, the band has being delivering an array of Zimbabwean ritual and contemporary music styles fused with elements from the Congo, South Africa, Tanzania and West African nations since 2001.

The music has being adapted to western instruments such as guitar, bass guitar, keyboards and drum kit which is mixed with the mbira (thumb piano) and a variety of West African and Cuban percussion creating a sound that is up lifting and modern while staying true to the roots of the music.

Shangara is the perfect band for all occasions, fesitvals, parties, weddings, celebrations, you name it and Shangara can cater for it with a diverse range of performance options garenteed to suit any occasion.

Shangara show case a mix of Jit, Chimurenga, Dancehall, Roots Reggae, Kwassa Kwassa, Soukous, Soka and Afro Beat blended with West African and Zimbabwean percussion.

The band is lead by Zimbabwean born singer songwriter, accomplished drummer and percussionist, George Joe (winner of four World Music Awards in the Western Australian Music Industry).

Shangara have peformed and headlined at many major music festivals and events in South Western Australia since 2002 including (not limited to); Fairbridge Music Festival, Joondalup Festival, Busselton Beach Festival, Araluen Chilli Fest, Kulcha on the Swan, George Street and Fremantle Festivals, North Bridge New Years Eve Party, Reggae Festival Margaret River and Faces of Africa (Afrikan Community Inc). Shangara have also supported international acts such as Yousou'N'Dour (Senegal), Ozomatli (USA) and Oliver Mtukudzi (Zimbabwe).


EP - Play With Fire 2004

Set List

Performance time: 5 Minutes to 3 hours
Sets: 3 x 1 hour