Join us for a special evening with one of the most accomplished international players of the Mbira, a traditional musical instrument native to the Shona people of Zimbabwe. The instrument is rooted in African history spanning back almost a thousand years. The metal keys of the Mbira were originally smelted directly from rock containing iron ore, but now they are more commonly made of steel from bed springs, bicycle spokes, car seat springs, and other recycled or new steel materials. Rarely, a brass or copper key may be included.

Gabriel cut his teeth in The Spider Crew in Zimbabwe where he started off playing the shakers or maracas, at the tender age of 18. A multi-instrumentalist, he is also an accomplished guitar, drums, percussion, and bass guitar player. 

This event features ‘Sekuru’ (wise one), as he’s affectionately known, supported by a tribe of equally talented 'vazukurus' young artists from Zimbabwe who use music and art as a tool for expression and resistance. PS: The night will also feature a very special guest!

The event is hosted by actor, writer, comedian, the multifaceted Munashe Chirisa, a star of the stage, screen, and stand-up comedy, coming off the back of his critically acclaimed appearance at Leicester Square Theatre, West End’s leading stand-up comedy venue.

The event is brought to you in partnership with MadeInZwe.

Not to be missed!

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