29 January, Johannesburg; The much-anticipated Tarabha dance-off between Durban kings of dance, DJ Bongz and Zakes Bantwini took place at the African Beer Emporium in Pretoria. Performing for their adoring fans, the two musos took turns on the dance floor, which was managed by comedian and TV Personality Too A$$ Mo. DJ Bongz played a set and Zakes performed some of his hits, including a performance of their Tarabha (song) collaboration.
One is known for his signature smooth Gwara-gwara moves, and the other for his James Brown, equally smooth dance moves. There could only be one winner and the Clap Your Hands star won. “I warned Bongz, there’s no way I wouldn’t win. Big up to my brother and friend DJ Bongz, he put on a good fight, there could only be one champ, and I am delighted to be that champ. We are taking this dance-off to various cities, maybe he will snatch the title…watch this space”, said a gleaming Bantwini, whose new single is about to drop this week.
DJ Bongz congratulated Zakes also looking forward to winning the upcoming shows. Grinning now especially that Rihanna did the Gwara-gwara at the Grammys.
“Friday night was a knock out success and hopefully the beginning of many of the same type of ventures! Jagermeister has always been a risk-taking brand and our ability to bob and weave is an essential technique in our ability to break new ground. Congratulations to the king of Tarabha, Zakes Bantwini. Durban, we are bringing you the second leg of this exciting event.” commented Bea Theron – Jagermeister Music and Events Manager.
DJ Maphorisa and Moonchild Sanelly closed the show with a bang performing some of their hits.
The dance off is coming to Durban and Cape Town with more supporting acts to be confirmed.