James Blunt Coming To HarareDavies Events have confirmed that James Blunt will be coming to Harare for the very first time with his Moon Landing Tour. The concert is being presented by Alpha Media and brought to you by Davies Events. Fans can expect to hear James perform his smash singles You're Beautiful, Goodbye My Lover, 1973 and his current hit Bonfire Heart as well as a mix of well loved songs from his previous albums and current Moon Landing when he performs at the Harare International Conference Centre on 17th February 2015 with his full band. The configuration of the venue will be slightly different to past shows, with the ground floor being general admission for those wanting to dance and party and the balconies being seated and numbered for those looking for a more distinguished evening. Ticket prices range from $30 to $100 depending on the category you select. James Blunt is a huge name in international music: Five Grammy nominations, two BRITS, two Ivor Novellos and a host of MTV awards. Four number one singles, three world tours with his six-piece band. Sales of over 17 million albums and 20 million singles worldwide. Over 250 million plays on Spotify and an astonishing 257 million views on YouTube. Moon Landing is the fourth album by James Blunt. It's an album about dreams, longing, first love. About getting back to basics and rediscovering the power of music to communicate emotion directly and honestly, without too much polish or complication. Recent disappointment with the John Legend concert do not seem to have dampened the interest from the public, shortly after the announcement of the concert, Davies Events posted this to their Facebook page: "DAVIES EVENTS WEB SITE TEMPORARILY DOWN DUE TO HIGH DEMAND ON TICKETING PLATFORM"
Shingi Mangoma Set To Perform At The Harare Jazz FestivalArguably two of Zimbabwe's most promising female musicians - Berita Khumalo and Shingi Mangoma - will perform at this year's instalment of the Harare Jazz Festival on September 13 at Belgravia Sports Club. Shingi has been making waves locally, with tracks like 'Shattered Limits', 'Heart of a Phoenix', 'Ndaramba' and 'Run' getting outstanding reviews from critics and fans nation-wide. 'I'm super excited - I'll be sharing the stage with some of my biggest icons; Hugh Masekela, Prudence Mbofana-Katomeni - people I've always looked up to and seen from a distance and now that we'll actually be on the same stage - it's actually quite amazing.' Shingi will be performing at the festival with Tanga Wekwa Sando and has just been nominated for a ZIMA award (Afro-Pop) for the track 'Hokoyo' off her first singles collection. 'It's really exciting to think that the first work I've put out has already been acknowledged and appreciated like that.' Berita, though comparatively not as well known in Zimbabwe, is an award-winning South Africa-based artist. Her particular music style has become extremely popular there, garnering her an extremely large SA fan base. She has done collaborations with Hugh Masekela (on a yet-to-be-released track) and Oliver Mtukudzi, with her last performance in Zimbabwe being a set at the latter's birthday celebrations last year, and has performed alongside Dorothy Masuku. 'I have big plans for Zimbabwe including performances and other exciting projects in the pipeline. It is just a matter of time,' said Berita. Other artistes to perform at the one-day festival include Kudzai Sevenzo, Marcy Janure, Patience Musa, Ritchie Lopes and Malene Chenjerayi, Dudu Manhenga, Norman Masamba, Matthew Ngorima, Kudakwashe Mucheche, Frank Mavhimira and Silence Nqonqo Nhendere, Mbare Trio, Bulawayo Kwela, and the Cool Crooners while Mokoomba takes over for the after-party. Nigerian guitarist Kunle Ayo will be performing with Enock Piroro, Nick Nare, Blessing Muparutsa and Othnell Mangoma Moyo.
Zororo Makamba To Be Featured In DocumentaryZiFM Stereo Media personality and talk show host, Zororo Makamba, will be featured in a documentary entitled Kushaya Zororo, directed by award-winning director, Nqobizitha ‘Enqore’ Mlilo of Nafuna TV. It is the first of a proposed series of documentaries profiling the next generation of broadcasters. The trailer has been released, and we await the full documentary which should be out on the 1st of October this year.