Meet the Team

Run by Julie Blundell and based in Cape Town, the Rhythm Workshop was started in 2000 by Julie, together with her brother Jonny.   Julie regularly joins forces with various musicians, including multi-talented guitarist and djembe facilitator Jonny Blundell, Anele Viti, the wonderful bass voice from Langa and one of South Africa’s top marimba and djembe players; James van Minnen - percussionist extraordinaire;  Fancy Galada - exceptional lead singer and dancer who also hails from Langa; Andre Swartz, versatile and talented drummer and teacher;  Vuyo Katsha from Gugulethu, one of the country's top mbira players who also teaches and performs on various traditional African instruments and African dance.   All these talented musicians have been playing music and performing since they were young. They combine in various formats to share their many different musical talents and tastes in truly “Rainbow Nation” performances of music from South Africa, USA, Africa and Europe.