Thursday, June 17, 2010

Chiwoniso tours US and Canada this July



In a long awaited return to North America, Zimbabwe's Afro-Soul Diva Chiwoniso will hit the road in the US and Canada this July for a series of performances at summer festivals and clubs. The tour includes shows at Celebrate Brooklyn, Sunfest, Boston's Museum Of Fine Art, Montreal's Festival International Nuits d'Afrique and NYC's Le Poisson Rouge. Chiwoniso performs entrancing and uplifting songs with ancient soul and modern spirit. Backed by the mesmerizing interlocking melodies of the mbira and the deep grooves of an all-star band, Chiwoniso's voice resounds with defiant strength and profound tenderness. With a sound that recalls the fire of Angelique Kidjo, the inspiration of Oliver Mtukudzi, the rebellion of Thomas Mapfumo and the soul of India.Aire, Chiwoniso is one of the most exciting talents in African music today.

Chiwoniso's live performances across Europe over the past year continue to win over fans and critics. A recent performance at Germany's Africa Festival honored the tragic passing of her friend and collaborator Sam Mtukudzi, the son of Oliver Mtukudzi. The moving tribute was filmed and broadcast on the ARTE website. Check out the burning live version of "Vanorapa" from the concert here.


CHIWONISO TOUR DATES

July 3 - Dayton, OH - CityFolk Festival
July 8 - London, Ontario - Sunfest
July 9 - London, Ontario - Sunfest
July 10 - Warwick, NY - Warwick Arts Festival
July 11 - Toronto, Canada - Afrofest
July 14 - Montreal, Canada - Festival International Nuits d'Afrique
July 15 - Ottawa, Canada - Ottawa Blues Festival
July 17 - Brooklyn, NY - Celebrate Brooklyn
July 21 - Boston, MA - Museum Of Fine Art
July 22 - New York, NY - Le Poisson Rouge
July 24 - Trumansburg, NY - Grass Roots Festival
July 25 - Trumansburg, NY - Grass Roots Festival

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

there is a beautiful outdoor (tented) venue here in Portsmouth, NTelos Pavilion. The summer series would be perfect for Chiwoniso. There is also Umoja Fest at the end of Summer.
Please come to the Hampton Roads area!