Zimfest is proud to announce ZIMBABWE ROCKS: a benefit concert in aid of WeZimbabwe and Ndoro Children’s Charity at Clapham Grand on Friday September 3rd.
The Victorian-era listed building in the heart of South London that has seen such luminaries as The Temptations, Chuck Berry and Public Enemy grace its stage will play host to some of Zimbabwe’s brightest stars as Zimfest celebrates its 10th anniversary.
Zimfest presents Zimbabwe Rocks – Benefit Concert
Friday September 3
@ Clapham Grand (21-25 St John’s Hill, Clapham Junction SW11 1TT)
THE LINE UP
• US born singer/songwriter Chiwoniso whose entrancing and uplifting songs are backed by the interlocking melodies of the Mbira (thumb piano) that have made her world famous. Complete with live band, she will bring to life her brand of Southern African Soul.
• Chiwoniso is joined by hot new Universal Island signing – Tinashe [pictured above]. The young Zimbabwean by way of Hackney, East London will showcase tracks from his forthcoming album Saved (out September 13).
• Also confirmed are rockers Mann Friday who have honed their live craft playing renowned venues around London.
• Jusa Dementor adds a dancehall flavour to the bill.
The benefit concert is in keeping with Zimfest’s tradition of exposing talent from that part of the world, wherever they happen to be based and providing a platform to reach an audience scattered across the globe.
Zimfest was started in 2000 in London by a small group of home-sick Zimbabweans who wanted to share experiences and find ways of helping their fellow countrymen and women at the heart of Zimbabwe’s crisis.
A decade on and what started as a social network dedicated to fundraising has grown to become one of the biggest Zimbabwean events on the UK calendar attracting wider audiences each year. This year also marks a partnership with Zimbabwean Telecoms Giant Econet who is the headline sponsor for this event.