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Nhapitapi Mbira


Everyone: FREE
Sunday, August 13
Concert Stage
235 Queens Quay West

Nhapitapi – a Shona word meaning sweet sounds – is a dynamic ensemble of Zimbabwe musicians, singers and dancers, who expertly weave ancestral rhythms and melodies with contemporary African flavours, conjuring musical magic in their midst.

Nhapitapi's performances open with the healing serenity of mbira and marimba, both grounding and energizing. Vocals, shakers, guitar, bass and drum are then introduced, producing complex layers of auditory enchantment. Once audiences have fully surrendered to this soaring soundscape, a deft duo of dancers hits the floor with unparalleled vigor and bold flirtation, drawing onlookers in to join the outburst of cathartic joy.

And so, we invite you with open hearts and arms to join us in song and dance, and you too will feel the breath of the lion on your neck.

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