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HARARE are one of the few groups to be playing Zimbabwean dance music in Europe.
Formed by a musician from the heart of Zimbabwean urban music, Harare combines different styles from Jiti to traditional hypnotic rhythms of the mbira (lamellaphone). Harare music is also heavily influenced by Chimur... See Full Bio
Thousands of people are expected to celebrate at the 1 Big Multicultural Festival in Ipswich on Sunday 31st August 2014. The FREE event will take place in the town’s Alexandra Park, featuring a truly global line-up, with live music and dance from Britain, Bangladesh, India, China, African-Caribbean, Portugal, Colombia, South Africa, Spain and elsewhere. Renowned band groups like Lokkhi Terra, Matima’s Harare and Tazzz & Raxstar will be performing live music – supported by the Arts Council. There will also be a wide range of other attractions for all the family: five-a-side football, kabaddi (south Asian wrestling), a kids’ zone, market bazaar, world food, heritage zone and much more. Chair of BSC, Boshor Ali, said, “This year the event is going to be much bigger and better, attracting nationally renowned artists to Ipswich for the first time. All welcome!” The event is organised by Bangladeshi Support Centre (BSC) and supported by prominent local partners. Launch of the event will take place at Alexandra Park on 16 June at 2pm. All welcome to attend the launch.
Whatever you hope for when you think of Zimbabwean music ibe sure that Harare has it aplenty: ringing jingling guitars, rich-toned marimba, irresistible dance rhythms, swooping basslines, uplifting vocals … they’re all there, plus the unavoidable big grin that the music always puts on your face
London African Music Festival 2014 The four -strong band Harare from Zimbabwe is fronted by the exuberance and charisma of Zimbabwean musician Kuda Matimba and features a groundbreaking line-up, mixing the buzzing acoustics of the Southern African marimba and mbira, lead and bass guitars and kit drum. The music is driven by chimurenga sounds, the genre developed by music guru, Thomas Mapfumo. Their powerful and vibrant stage-shows have an unstoppable momentum guaranteed to fill the dance floor. The first belongs to London Zulu, the project formerly fronted by the late, great South African singer and dancer Doreen Thobekile. Doreen’s daughter (and long-time vocal sparring partner) Ingrid Webster is taking her place in the spotlight to perform the songs of her mother and more. Backed by members of Transglobal Underground, she’ll be singing her heart out on a set of Township soul and West London funk.