About Us

A picture of AfroTropica The Band

AfroTropica is the professional performing steelband attached to the Steelband Project. The band ranges from a duo to a 7-piece depending on the occasion and venue size. Always colourfully turned out, we play a vibrant repertoire of African, Caribbean and Jazz tunes. The instrumentation is predominately the steelpan, which originated on the island of Trinidad in the 1940s, and is also augmented with percussion and drumkit.

The band is ideally suited for creating a festive atmosphere at anything from a small cocktail party to a wedding or corporate event. We have performed at numerous high-profile functions for parliamentarians, diplomats and done residencies at the Table Bay Hotel, Ratanga Junction and Moyo Restaurant at Spier Wine Estate. A CD and a short DVD of our music is also available.

A picture of AfroTropica's instruments and setup.