Explosive Lineup for Jazz & World Music Festival This Week

The October Jazz and World Music Festival rolls into Harare this week and promises to create epic memories and encounters.

Think Bheki Khoza, Mncedi Kupa, Victor Kunonga, Artemis Danza & Tumbuka, Hope Masike, Chiwoniso, Tumi & The Volume, Ntando Bangini, Dudu Manhenga, Alexio Kawara and many more.

Explosive is the word because, in a year of collaborations we can’t wait to see the critically acclaimed musical intercourse between Chiwoniso and Tumi & The Volume. The news coming from a festival in Rwanda where the set came to life for the first time was big. We get to see it for the first time ever in Zimbabwe at the Book Cafe.

The October International Jazz & World Music Festival 2012 moves into full swing in the coming week with an explosion of events around the capital from Wednesday 17 to Sunday 21 October, presented by a partnership between Embassy of Italy, National Arts Council of Zimbabwe and Pamberi Trust with Book Cafe. —  we just copied this from the press release.

On top of all that 3-mob.com’s Larry Kwirirayi will be hosting the Book Cafe shows on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. The legendary Comfort Mbofana MC’s the Saturday show.

Check out the programme below. Not mentioned there is Kwela opening at the Book Cafe show on Wednesday:

BOOK CAFÉ

Wed 17 Oct, 6pm, Film Screening: “THE MILES DAVIS STORY” – FREE, All Welcome!

Wed 17 Oct, 8pm, In Concert: BHEKI KHOZA (SA) in collaboration with VICTOR KUNONGA & Peace

Thu 18 Oct, 5.30pm, Public Interview/Discussion: “CULTURAL ENCOUNTERS” with NTANDO BANGANI (SA)

Thu 18 Oct, 8pm, In Concert: PRUDENCE KATOMENI & HOPE MASIKE, introducing DOWN TIME QUINTET (Italy)

Fri 19 Oct, 8pm, In Concert: CHIWONISO MARAIRE in collaboration with TUMI & THE VOLUME (SA) supported by NETSAYI & the Zimbabwe Electro-Acoustic Supply Authority

Sat 20 Oct, 3-7pm, In Concert : “JAZZ SHOWCASE”: 4 hours of great jazz from established and emerging artists, including JAZZ INVITATION, DUDU & COLOR BLU, BLAQBERRY, PABLO NAKKAPA, JOSH MECK, SUNSETS, JAZZ REGIMENT, RICHIE LOPES – and more!

Sat 20 Oct, 9pm, In Concert:  NTANDO (SA, Zimbabwean debut for the million copy CD selling artist) in collaboration with ALEXIO KAWARA supported by WILLIS WATAFFI

OTHER VENUES

Thu 18 Oct, 7pm, Celebration Centre, DANCE SPECTACULAR by Italian dance company ARTEMIS DANZA (Italy) with TUMBUKA & DRUM CAFÉ

Fri 19 Oct, 7pm, Celebration Centre, DOWN TIME QUINTET with RUTH MBANGWA, HOPE MASIKE, AMMARA, PATIENCE MUSA & CYNERGY

Sat 20 Oct, 7pm, Italian Club, DOWN TIME QUINTET (Italy), DUDU MANHENGA & JOHN PFUMOJENA

Sun 21 Oct, 11am, Sanganayi Fair, DOWN TIME QUINTET & BLAQBERRY JAZZ

Sun 21 Oct, 2pm Mega 2, GIOVANNI FALZONE QUINTET (Italy)

See you there!