During the 1980s and 1990s, Mango Groove was one of only two popular South African music groups with both black and white band-members (the other one Juluka, fronted by Johnny Clegg and Sipho Mchunu, debuted in 1976).
Mango Groove had at least 12 number-one hits in South Africa and is the only band in South Africa’s history with an album that remained on a sales chart for more than a year. They have received nearly every South African music award and video award, as well as a number of awards internationally.
In 1992, Mango Groove performed, via satellite link, for the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert in London, to an audience estimated at one billion people. They previously performed at the Montreux Jazz Festival and the Rock Against Racism concert in Paris. They were the only African band invited to perform at the 1997 Celebrate Hong Kong Reunification concert.
Mango Groove will be in concert on the following dates:
Saturday 5 April at the Emmarentia Botanic Gardens
Sunday 18 May at the Pretoria National Botanical Gardens
Sunday 24 August at the Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens