Posted on behalf of BEMAC...
Brisbane City Council in association with BEMAC presents
City Hall Lunchtime Series World Music Concert
Date: May 16, 2006
Time: 12:30 pm (Doors open at 12 Noon)
Venue: MAIN AUDITORIUM, BRISBANE CITY HALL
Description: Hot Zimbabwean dance music on multiple Marimbas!
Jambezi is an effervescent 8-piece Marimba band that was formed by Fatima, a local musician and renowned advocate for African music in Australia. Jambezi’s sense of joy however is underpinned by an incisive rhythmic cohesion that comes only with experience of playing together and a through grounding in tradition.
With 8 Marimbas (wooden xylophones) ranging from soprano, tenor, baritone and bass played by Fatima, Robin Clayfield, Jo Jensen, Steve Pead and Gizelle Lovas, Adrienne Bail and Di Mills - combined with driving rhythms drum kit rhythms, Jambezi plays a range of Jiti (hot Zimbabwean dance music) and traditional Marimba pieces from Zimbabwe and South Africa.