Masike, Mbira DzeNharira in Jazz 24/7 af­fair:

While the pop­u­lar­ity of mbira mu­sic seems to be dwin­dling at an alarm­ing rate, mu­si­cians in the genre have been do­ing their best to keep the tra­di­tional mu­sic alive.

The Herald (Zimbabwe) - - Review - Arts Re­porter

HOPE Masike and Mbira DzeNharira will tonight join forces to take the genre to the peo­ple at a show at Jazz 24 /7. The mbira mu­si­cians have per­formed to­gether be­fore and they will once again col­lab­o­rate in a po­ten­tially ex­plo­sive mbira com­bi­na­tion.

The last time Mbira DzeNharira per­formed at Jazz 24 /7, the group left last­ing im­pres­sions at an event that also saw some rev­ellers be­ing pos­sessed.

The group’s undi­luted mbira vibes have been known to take peo­ple to the spir­i­tual world at var­i­ous shows where they have per­formed.

Tonight’s show is likely to make the event mem­o­rable as the gu­rus of mbira mix their vibes with Masike’s ex­cit­ing mbira style.

Dubbed “Hope Masike neMbira DzeNharira”, the con­cert has been or­gan­ised as a spe­cial gift to mbira lovers.

Both groups have at­tracted in­ter­na­tional at­ten­tion and toured var­i­ous coun­tries, tak­ing lo­cal cul­ture to other lands.

Or­gan­is­ers of the show said they want to make it an ex­cit­ing mbira en­counter.

“There seem to be less mbira shows these days be­cause the genre now has fewer fol­low­ers than a few years ago. We be­lieve mbira should not die since this is mu­sic that truly reflects our cul­ture.

“We want to en­sure that the genre keeps grow­ing through in­spir­ing young mu­si­cians to pur­sue mbira. The only way to do so is to or­gan­ise mbira shows reg­u­larly and re­mind peo­ple that this is our mu­sic that should live for­ever,” noted the or­gan­is­ers.

Af­ter tonight’s show Masike will travel to the East­ern High­lands for Vumba Art and Craft Fair at Ndundu Lodge to­mor­row.

The show is be­ing or­gan­ised by Friends of Vumba, an or­gan­i­sa­tion that fo­cuses of pre­serv­ing wildlife in the East­ern High­lands.

Mbira DzeNharira

Hope Masike

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