Zimbabwe-born musician Gabriel Makamanzi leads a music outfit — Afresh — based in Belfast, Ireland which plays a fusion of Zimbabwe traditional music supported by Irish musicians.
Gabriel Makamanzi and the Afresh Band’s hit album Ndangariro is now available to buy via all major online music stores. Please see below SPOTIFY LINK: https://play.spotify.com/album/42vxLqvTKLnC6DiyGRcp3E YOUTUBE LINK: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLzJlODQcmsAV2hBt-IYjQt_UhSqPABmcC ITUNES LINK: http://itunes.apple.com/album/id1080544377?ls=1&app=itunes APPLE MUSIC LINK: http://itunes.apple.com/album/id1080544377 GOOGLE PLAY LINK: https://play.google.com/store/music/album/Gabriel_Makamanzi_and_the_Afresh_Band_Ndangariro?id=B3y2qspllrifklx5yfcj4mihnzi ` BANDCAMP LINK: http://afreshband.bandcamp.com/album/ndangariro
Historian Mhoze Chikowero’s new book reveals the role of music in the subjugation and liberation of African culture. By Jim Logan for The Current History records colonialism as a lingering infection of violent domination. The conquerors arrive with avarice and superior weapons, and maintain order through intimidation. Sometimes, though, says […]
Hope Masike has been nominated for the prestigious KORA All-Africa Music Awards under the Best Traditional Female Artist of Africa category. The mbira player will be up against 5 other nominees on the 20th of March. Huyai Tinamate Hope was nominated for her track Huyai Tinamate which you can listen to […]
Just before Christmas last year I came across the new 9 track album, Ndangariro, by Northern Ireland-based Zimbabwean musician Gabriel Makamanzi and the Afresh Band. I listened, the opening track took me places, I picked up the phone and called Northern Ireland to chat with Sekuru Lavender, as Gabriel is popularly known, […]