Mango Groove became pioneers of the South African music industry as we know it. They were one of the first acts to integrate black and white musicians together and celebrated what it means to be South African instead of letting politics divide them. Their proudly South African approach has helped the group create a unique sound and their passion for celebration helped them craft smash hits like ‘Special Star’, ‘Dance Some More’, ‘Hellfire’, ‘Move Up’, and many more. Now, fans will be able to watch the group take to the stage in an intimate setting at the Montecasino Teatro as the band celebrates 30 years in the industry.
“2019 is a big year for us as we will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of the release of our very first album, Mango Groove,” the group’s lead vocalist Claire Johnston tells us. “With this in mind, it seemed right to us that we put on a high production concert that showcases the highlights, memories and moments of that album, as well as performing all the other Mango songs that people have come to know and love through years.”
Essentially, Mango Groove’s self-titled debut album changed the game and went on to become one of the highest selling records of all time in South Africa and currently sits at 25x platinum status.
After the release of this incredible record, the group has gone on to release ‘Hometalk’, ‘Moments Away’, ‘Another Country’, ‘Nice to See You’, ‘Bang the Drum’ and their latest album release ‘Faces to the Sun’.
The group’s John Leyden adds that “In terms of finding the ideal partner for what is truly a very special event for us, working with Real Concerts again made perfect sense…Serendipity at its best! It was this very partnership that properly launched Mango Groove on a grand scale to SA markets in 1989, and it was a partnership that then powered its way through the host of precedent-setting achievements in the years that followed.”
Now, fans will get a special opportunity to watch the massive band live in what promises to be one of the group’s most exciting shows to date.
Date: 8 March 2019
Venue: The Teatro At Montecasino
Tickets: R300 – R400
Tickets are now on sale at Computicket.