Book Café, 139 Samora Machel Ave/Cnr Sixth St, Harare
The Zimbabwe Festival Bira presents the ZIMFEBI MUSIC FESTIVAL, back again and for the 2014 edition it is set to be incredible; jam packed with renowned acts from Zimbabwe, Sweden, Nigeria, Mozambique, Kenya and Uganda.
The festival which has 11 outstanding acts lined up at a cover charge of only $10 will be taking place at the Book Café on Saturday 9 August from 6pm. The festival has been made possible by ManLuckerz Makandire L. C. Chikutu – founder of Zim-Traditional Unity (ZIMTU).
ZIM-TU was formed 2001with the aim of creating spaces where social, economic and cultural issues can be addressed through music and storytelling; the grand idea is to break the detrimental culture of silence. This Uppsala-based African band brings together multi-talented musicians from Southern Africa who recently released a new album Gutu – My Roots!
On the list of artists set to perform is Celso Paco arguably one of the best composer, percussionist, storyteller and multi Instrumentalist Africa has ever presented to the world. Born in Mozambique, Celso Paco has travelled the world sharing the stage with international stars but perhaps his greatest legacy will be the work he continues to achieve with schools, libraries and cultural centres around the world. Celso Paco works closely with children and the youth composing new music and using his cross cultural experiences to tell new stories and inspire those he works with to do the same.
There will be Swedish Folk Music and Dance fused with traditional Zimbabwean instruments; Dancehall presentations as well as a performance by celebrated Mbira band Mawungira Enharira.
Sara Parkman, Tinashe Mandityira, Phillip Vhareta and Liselotte Beverlöv are set to give an inaugural presentation of Swedish folk music and dance fused with traditional mbira music while Nyaradzai Zvemisha is set to give an amazing performance through song and dance. This rising young star is a graduate from the Zimbabwe College of Music and loves to play with both traditional and contemporary musical expression to create new sounds and dance.
Ambuya VaJesina Madhinga is back once again and this time she is sharing the stage with MaNcube. These two power houses are set to give an energetic performance through traditional song and dance.
ZIMFEBI Music Festival encapsulates cultural diversity and expression through music and invites all enthusiasts of the performing arts to come and enjoy an evening of exciting performances from Zimbabwe and beyond.Post published in: Entertainment