|Friday, JUNE 1, 2012 | show 8-11 PM
$10 @ door | sorry, no advance ticketing:
| NOW Lounge 189 Church St (at Shuter)
please arrive early for dinner seating, open at 7 PM
|AFRICA UP CLOSE:
every FIRST FRIDAY
|a MONTHLY Series in an intimate setting…
DJ APOLLO spinning…
Band leader Tichaona Maredza is a self-taught musician whose music is an acoustic guitar based fusion of the contemporary rhythms and afrojazz music of his native Zimbabwe, powered by messages of inspiration, hope, love and awareness on the different issues affecting mankind.
Prior to his move to Canada, Tich released two albums, ‘Eternity Music Volume One’ and ‘Ndinzweiwo’, recorded in Australia (2002) and Zimbabwe (2004), respectively.
Recent highlights of his career include sharing the stages in Toronto with legendary Zimbabwean musicians Oliver Mtukudzi, one of his greatest influences, Thomas Mapfumo, and Stella Chiweshe, as well as the Mozambican Marrabenta star, Wazimbo.
The Tich Maredza Band is currently working on their debut album entitled ‘The Journey’, which will include these two songs.
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The Tich Maredza Band (L to R): Larry Lewis, Ruben Esguerra, Tichaona Maredza, Andrew Mark and Tichaona Gombiro
AFRICA UP CLOSE is a series of concerts exclusively taking place at the NOW Lounge, a cozy room with a standing capacity of only eighty. This is an opportunity for the audience to experience music in an intimate setting, as well as interact with the artists. Enjoy healthy, organic, and locally sourced fare from the NOW Lounge’s kitchen, along with the music and ambiance. Resident DJ Apollo entertains between sets.