Hope Masike

1 04 2012

I caught Hope Masike and her band at the Gallery Delta last night. This talented Zimbabwean has recently spent time in Norway but is back in Zimbabwe until June and is definitely worth seeing if you like mbira music. Her band consists of herself on mbira and vocals, traditional drums, bass guitar, maribma and percussion.

Last night’s show started off with a very young girl who sang Whitney Houston’s “Saving all my love for you” including the lyrics “… and we’ll be making love the whole night through” which got more than a few giggles from the audience! Another young girl then sang two of her own compositions and proved adept at getting the audience involved before we moved onto the main act.

The small amphitheatre at the Gallery Delta was packed with a mixed and appreciative audience and we only dispersed after 10 p.m. Well worth the drive into town for me!

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7 04 2012
mara4africatoalgarve

Gallery Delta looks nice.
I had to google “mbira” to remind myself what it was. Then I went on youtube and discovered I like these new musicians.

10 04 2012
gonexc

You’ve been away a long time if you’ve forgotten what a mbira is!

11 04 2012
mara4africatoalgarve

Yes, a very long time – 35 years in fact.

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