JV & The Tiger Band
Objectives : To become a highly entertaining dance and music group that can eventually influence the future of planet earth
Awareness : Tigers would like to play to cross cultural audiences in Africa and globally creating an awareness of the destruction of our fragile planet and it’s endangered species.
Inspiration: The band was inspired by John Varty (JV), conservationist, film maker and protest singer.
Glad Khoza: 18 years old. Glad is a dancer, singer and drummer. She grew up in the small village called Somerset, near Kruger National Park in the province of Mpumalanga in South Africa. Glad is from the Shangaan tribe.
Phindile Mathebula: 30 years old from a small village called Belfast near Kruger National Park. Phindile is a singer, dancer and drummer. Phindile is a mother to Pardon who is 6 years old.
Gift Khoza: 23 years old and is Glad’s older sister. She is a singer, drummer and dancer. Gift wants to study Human Resource Management.
John Varty (JV): Is the founding owner of the world famous Londolozi Game Reserve. He is the founder of Londolozi Productions (42 documentaries were made). He is the founder of the ex-situ conservation project Tiger Canyons. JV is the founder of JV Images which has produced 4 books. JV is the founder of "The Campfire Singer Music". JV is a singer, songwriter and aspiring protest singer
Makhubela Remember: 21 years old. Singer, dancer and drummer.
The Music : The music is crossover, merging the Shangaan and western culture in an entertaining style . Ultimately the Tigers want to become a global force in environmental and protest music.
The Dancing: The dancing is original from the lyrics using traditional Shangaan dance and western techniques.
Drumming : Is traditional Shangaan drumming using Dyembis and Bongos