Date(s) - 31/12/2017 - 01/01/2018
8:00pm - 2:00pm
Ring in the new year with us at the Malt Cross! We’ve got an exciting night of music and dancing!
Tickets are available from 12:00 noon on 1st October for £10 and found atwww.maltcross.com
DJing throughout the night is local legend Dj Bradley Jam (all sorts of world music dance vibes) and playing live is Harare.
Harare is 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 Jit Jive to traditional hypnotic rhythms of the mbira (lamellaphone/thumb piano).
Founding member and virtuoso marimbist Kudaushe Matimba was a member of the Zimbabwe’s legendary Bhundu Boys. Bhundu boys were a groundbreaking force in the African music industry, as they paved the way for more artists to reach commercial success in Europe and the US. Kudaushe has also worked with some of the highly rated Zimbabwean musicians.
Harare’s music is about social awareness, life yesterday, today and tomorrow, advice, respect, love for one another and compassion. It expresses emotions such as pain, love, wisdom and rage. Words to their songs are performed in Shona language of Zimbabwe. Kudaushe brings both old and new compositions and arrangements to the Harare set. Some of the songs are traditional ones from Zimbabwe, based on the traditional instrument, the mbira. Kudaushe strongly believes in the importance of preserving one’s heritage through music.