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Hope Masike embarks on Southern African Tour

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FOLLOWING an enticing performance at Harare International Festival of the Arts (Hifa), celebrated mbira songstress Hope Masike has embarked on a tour of Southern Africa with renowned South African pianist Bokani Dyer and Mozambician saxophonist Muzila Malembe.

Report by Entertainment Reporter

Supported by African Synergy, African Network of Festivals and Pamberi Trust, the tour includes shows in Mozambique and Swaziland. The trio performed in Mozambique over the weekend and goes to Swaziland for the Bushfire

Festival that runs from May 31 to June 2. The collaboration was born at Hifa when the three musicians rocked the audience at a fully packed Lays Global stage as part of the closing day acts

They delivered a world-class act that seamlessly moved from jazz, samba to mbira. Young Dyer proved why he is one of South Africa’s most talented pianists, skillfully bringing an African flair to the performance.

Masike is an innovative classy mbira musician who has many times broken the barriers of genre through collaboration with various artistes in hip-hop and jazz, among other genres
She has grown to be known for her sizzling vocal styles and evocative contemporary dressing. Masike became the first to be awarded as Nama’s Outstanding Female Musician, just six years into her career.

Her music ventures have been thrilling music lovers on the local and international scene with some of her credits coming from various festivals including the Exit Festival in Serbia, Chimanimani Arts Festival in Zimbabwe, Festival de Vent and Africarjac Festival in France, Loganberry Festival, Mavambo Festival in the States, Mela Festival and Oslo
World Festival in Norway and Umoja.

Towards the end of last year, she toured more of Europe with Norwegian band Monoswezi. In an interview with NewsDay, Masike said she would take the Zimbabwean flag to many nations.

“I will continue representing my country in various nations making sure they get a taste of the beautiful Zimbabwean sound while at every opportunity trying to merge it with various international sounds to ensure the best of music,” she said.

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