Sofar Sounds concert returns to Harare

Maria Chiguvari

MUSIC movement, Sofar Sounds Harare, is set to host its fifth intimate concert at a venue to be announced today.

The shows, which are hosted in different spaces around Harare, are a new music concept that debuted last year in December at Vanilla Moon in Mount Pleasant.

Sofar Sounds is a global live music platform which features a range of diverse artists from different genres, cultures and countries.

It provides a unique opportunity for emerging and established artists to showcase their talent to music lovers in intimate and unusual settings.

Through its shows, Sofar has helped connect artists with audiences from all over the world, and has showcased a diverse and eclectic mix of music.

The concept was born in London 15 years ago when founder, Raff Offer, invited a few friends to his house and they sat in his living room floor and watched live performances.

The concerts have since expanded globally and are now hosted in more than 400 cities across the world.

The local chapter is curated by multi-platform creative Khumbulani Muleya.

“We are glad to continue hosting intimate concerts and collaborating with venue owners in the city. It has been an amazing experience discovering and collaborating with artists of different genres who continue to grace our platform,” said Muleya.

It has also hosted shows at First Floor Gallery Harare, Alliance Française Harare and Ela The Garden.

Last year, Gwevedzi performed at Sofar Sounds Harare’s inaugural concert.

Other artists who have previously performed at Sofar Harare include local and international touring artists such as Probeatz, Tru Bantu Tribe, Nasibo, Cingi, Kyla Blac, Marcy Janyure, Filbert Marowa, Amy Mayson, Chichi Wembira, Zowa, Kudzie Kayz and rock band Deuteronomy.

Globally, over 100 artists who have performed at Sofar shows have been nominated for a Grammy or other esteemed internationally recognised awards.

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