German classical jazz trio Francis Drake is expected in Harare this afternoon ahead of their one–off concert set for the Zimbabwe-German Society (ZGS) tonight.
Report by Simbarashe Manhango Own Correspondent
The concert will feature Alexio Kawara and his band the Shades of Black, collaborating on stage with the jazz ensemble.
Popular comedian Carl Joshua Ncube will have a chance to thrill audiences with his comic lines and provide light laughter during the concert.
In an interview with NewsDay yesterday, ZGS administration and programmes co-ordinator, Claire Shambira said: “Francis Drake will be touching down at the Harare International Airport tomorrow (today) at 12pm.
“After the group’s arrival, they will hold a workshop together with Alexio and his band. Our goal is to promote cultural exchange between Zimbabwe and Germany because we believe in fun-filled education.”
After the concert, Francis Drake will tomorrow get into the studio together with Alexio Kawara for a two-hour recording session.
“Our major aim is to give our artists a collaborative platform where they can interchange ideas. At the same time Francis Drake will have something to carry with them back to Germany and tell a story about what Zimbabwean artists can do.
With Max Frankly on guitars, Max von Mosch on saxophone and clarinette and Henning Sieverts on bass and cello, the three take an adventurous voyage in appreciation of sounds, rhythms, and melodies.
Francis Drake is currently on tour in Africa and some of their songs to look forward to include Lazy Sunday, Canadian Club, Allison and Folk Singer.
The concert starts at 7pm and tickets are on sale for $10 each.