THE BOOK CAFÉ WEEK
MON 07, 8pm, BOCAPA XPOSURE – Pamberi Trust’s long-running youth programme, exposing a wealth of Zimbabwean talent.
TUE 08, 8pm – HOPE MASIKE ne KAKUWE, Website Launch & Farewell show, a fresh fusion of traditional mbira music & jazz, featuring guest artist Vusa Mtunzi (sax)
WED 09, 8pm, MOKOOMBA – Tonga Beats hit Zim Streets! Music Crossroads Winners from Victoria Falls, showing smoke in the capital!
THU 10, 5.30pm, MINDBLAST DISCUSSION – “Artists and Promoters” Who depends on the other for survival? How best can artists and promoters strengthen relations and work together in building the arts?
THU 10, 8pm, ALEXIO & SHADES OF BLACK, winning the hearts of Zimbabweans with hits from his debut afro pop album ‘Kana’
FRI 11, 5.30pm, MACINTOSH – Mbira: by ‘The Peacemaker’ (Bocapa 2008 winner)
FRI 11, 8pm, MAWUNGIRA ENHARIRA – one of Zimbabwe’s leading mbira groups, deeply traditional but always versatile!
SAT 12, 2pm, SISTAZ OPEN MIC – Celebrating Fathers, This is your space Sistaz, come do your thang!
SAT 12, 5.30-7pm, KESSIA MAGOSHA – a lively and dynamic stage performance by this lady veteran performer! backed by PARUWARE.
SAT 12, 8pm, TRANSIT CREW – Reggae for the Soul: BIG TINGS ah gwaan! 30 Years on the reggae road and still going strong.
THE MANNENBERG WEEK
TUE 08, 9pm, BABU (Cape Town) fusing the complexity and vibrancy of Jazz with the ancient improvisational styles of Indian classical music – a performance that has been wowing southern Africa in their current tour, stopping over in Harare for just one show – another one not to be missed!
WED 09, 6pm, Film Screening, BAGDAD CAFÉ – It’s just a greasy spoon and rusty gas pump, but for Jasmin, a German house wife on holiday who’s dumped her husband in the middle of the Majave, Bagdad Café appears as an oasis amid the dunes. Until, that is, she checks into the café’s ramshackle hotel and tangles with it’s bad-tempered owner. Brenda is sloppy loud and overworked, with too many kids and no patience for strangers. Armed with a mop and magic kit, Jasmin transforms this dump into a popular roadside attraction. BAGDAD CAFÉ is an offbeat comedy about mismatched characters who find paradise off beaten track. FREE, All welcome!
WED 09, 9-12pm, MIC-INITY, Lovaz Rock Reggae!
THU 10, 9pm, KUDZAI SEVENZO with PABLO & FRIENDS – a great jazz mix with music from past and present, far and wide.
FRI 11, 9.30pm, VICTOR KUNONGA & PEACE – featuring their new CD ‘Handinete’
SAT 12, 9pm, Hot Live Music, details to follow