Wed 17-Sat 20 Oct (+Artists details below)
Wed 17 Oct, 6pm, Film Screening: “THE MILES DAVIS STORY” – “The definitive story of the legendary Miles Davis, trumpeter, innovator, jazz composer with rare footage and interviews” “One of the great jazz documentaries of all time, a must see” (Jazz Weekly) - FREE, All Welcome!
Wed 17 Oct, 8pm, In Concert: Maskanda jazz legend BHEKI KHOZA (SA) in collaboration with rising Zimbabwe star VICTOR KUNONGA & Peace, supported by Bulawayo’s KWELA KINGS - cc$10
Thu 18 Oct, 5.30pm, Public Interview/Discussion: “CULTURAL ENCOUNTERS” with NTANDO BANGANI, South Africa's platinum-selling award-winning afropop artist - on his Zimbabwean debut. FREE, All Welcome!
Thu 18 Oct, 8pm, In Concert: Darling of the jazz stage PRUDENCE KATOMENI & HOPE MASIKE, with mbira-jazz crossovers; introducing DOWN TIME QUINTET (Italy) - cc$10
Fri 19 Oct, 9pm, In Concert: Mbira star CHIWONISO MARAIRE in collaboration with acclaimed South African hiphop-jazz trailblazers TUMI & THE VOLUME (SA) supported by NETSAYI & BLACK PRESSURE - cc$10
Sat 20 Oct, 3-7pm, In Concert : “JAZZ SHOWCASE”: 4 hours of great jazz from established and emerging artists, including KELLY RUSIKE & JAZZ INVITATION, DUDU & COLOR BLU, PABLO NAKKAPA & FRIENDS, FILBERT MAROVA & BLAQBERRY JAZZ, JOSH MECK & MAWONERO, SUNSETS, JAZZ REGIMENT, TICH MAKALISA & ORIGAMI, RICHIE LOPES - and more! cc$5
Sat 20 Oct, 9pm, In Concert: NTANDO (SA), the Zimbabwean debut for the million copy CD selling artist, in collaboration with ALEXIO KAWARA supported by WILLIS WATAFFI - cc$10
BHEKI KHOZA (SA) in concert with VICTOR KUNONGA - WED 17 OCT - 8pm - South Africa's virtuoso maskanda/jazz guitar maestro, the revered Bheki Khoza, takes the stage in this ground-breaking jazz/world music collaboration with one of Zimbabwe's top mbira-influenced artists, the one and only Victor Kunonga. The two have worked hard to build the fusion that rocked Harare once in June 2012, an amazing meeting of the mbira-derived patterns of Kunonga, and the maskanda Zulu tradition and its jazz interpretations by Bheki Khoza.
CHIWONISO MARAIRE and TUMI & THE VOLUME (SA) - FRI 19 OCT - 9pm - Zimbabwe's acclaimed mbira vocalist and player Chiwoniso Maraire in a stunning stage collaboration with South Africa's internationally renowned jazz/hip-hop trailblazers, the fabulous Tumi & the Volume, a vivid and exciting collaboration that kicked off to standing ovation at Rwanda's Kigali Up Festival in July. The show opens with Zimbabwe's critically acclaimed innovators of mbira and world music, NETSAYI Chigwendere and the Zimbabwe Electro-Acoustic Supply Authority.
NTANDO BANGANI (SA) in concert with ALEXIO KAWARA - SAT 20 OCT – 9pm – A Zimbabwean debut for the immense South African singer/songwriter and recording star Ntando who created an international storm with his smash hit 'Dali Wami'. His debut album sold a million copies and 3 more since have kept him high in the South African charts. Multi-award winning Ntando, who has headlined at South Africa's Cape Town Jazz Festival, collaborates live on stage with Zimbabwe's own massive talent and fast rising star Alexio Kawara.
PRUDENCE KATOMENI and HOPE MASIKE (with Down time Quintet, Italy) - FRI 19 OCT – 8pm - Darling of the jazz stage PRUDENCE KATOMENI, flitting in and out of the jazz circuit over many years has been regarded by more than a few as one of if not the greatest jazz singer Zimbabwe has produced in the current era. She never fails to delight with her amazing vocal range, extraordinary poise and power, and memorable performances. Catch her while you can! Modern mbira princess HOPE MASIKE has returned to Zimbabwe after travelling and studying in Norway, and brings with her an exhilarating multi-influenced sound from which she creates exciting musical experiments, now with mbira crossing over into jazz. Backed by KAKUWE, (the backing group formed in their Zimbabwe College of Music days,) she is popular and busy on the music scene, delighting fans and growing audiences. Hope released her debut CD ‘Hope’ in 2010, and her second CD ‘Hope, Love and Chocolate’ in 2012, both of which have received good airplay on national radio. She continues to tour widely.
“JAZZ SHOWCASE”: A cross section of Zimbabwe’s finest jazz exponents ALL on one afternoon! Four hours of great jazz from established and emerging artists, including KELLY RUSIKE & JAZZ INVITATION, Afrojazz adventurer DUDU MANHENGA, guitar wizard PABLO NAKKAPA & FRIENDS, piano master FILBERT MAROVA & BLAQBERRY JAZZ, guitar prodigy JOSH MECK & MAWONERO, up & comingSUNSETS & JAZZ REGIMENT, jazz pianist TICH MAKALISA & ORIGAMI, alto saxophonistRICHIE LOPES - and more! SAT OCT 20 – 3-7pm -
Tue 16 Oct, Book Café, 10am - Music Workshop: BHEKI KHOZA (SA) -“The Maskanda-Jazz Link”
Thu 18 Oct, Murehwa Cultural Centre, 10am - Workshop + Performance: DOWN TIME QUINTET
Fri 19 Oct, Book Café, 10am - Music Workshop: TUMI & THE VOLUME (SA) - “Towards a Meaningful African Hiphop”
Fri 19 Oct, National Ballet, 10am - Dance Workshop: ARTEMIS DANZA (Italy)
Fri 19 Oct, Celebration Centre, 11am - Music Workshop: DOWN TIME QUINTET + RUTH MBANGWA
BOOK CAFE, 13.10.12