Award-winning artist, Hope Masike, this week announced the release of a series of new musical pieces, under ‘The Princess of Mbira’ banner, marking a new and exploratory direction in the musician’s work.
‘The Princess of Mbira’ is a mixture of theatrical stints, contemporary and traditional dance, as well as poetry and music. The production is directed by Masike, choreographer Farai Kuzvidza and designer Trevor Mudzonga and will launch with a concert this Saturday.
“Through this concert, I want to take my fans through a journey; not just a journey through mbira but through traditional music, educating them about all the beauty and richness of African music’s heritage,” said Masike.
The concert will also feature renowned guitarist Clive ‘Mono’ Mukundu, who has co-produced both of Masike’s albums.
Masike has been dubbed ‘The Princess of Mbira’ by the media and her fans. We asked her how she feels about this position within mbira royalty.
“Princesses are refined and graceful with beauty in movement,” she said. “They have tasteful opulence in form, decoration, presentation, restraint, and grace of style. I therefore embrace this title, respectfully joining many others in the custodianship of the precious mbira music heritage.”
For more details, get in touch with Danai at Hope Masike Music on +263 779 626 881, or email firstname.lastname@example.org