Djembe Monks to collaborate with British artiste for Hifa

Bruce Ndlovu
Bulawayo tribal house quartet, Djembe Monks, will add another string to their bow for this yeara��s edition of the Harare International Festival of the Arts (Hifa) when they team up with British cello player Michael Moore.

The six-day annual fest set for this month, themed Articulate, will be headlined by legendary Malian artiste Salif Keita who will perform on the festa��s final day.

Ghanaian rap kingpin Manifest was the latest to confirm his participation on Tuesday through twitter while Makoomba and Hope Masike have also been confirmed as performers.

The cello is a bowed string instrument with four strings tuned in perfect fifths. It is a member of the violin family of musical instruments, which also includes the violin and viola.

A member of the tribal group, Sir Black Cee, said they had been connected with the Newcastle based Moore after their performance at the festival last year, were he was impressed by their African drum dominated version of house music and thought it would make for a better musical experience if he also added his own instrument to the mix.

a�?He came to Zimbabwe last year for a cultural music exchange programme and people connected him with us when he came to Bulawayo. We took him to our studio and let him listen to some of our projects and he loved the music and he felt it would blend with his cello perfectly,a�? he said.

Sir Black Cee said they would rehearse with Moore before the shows as they wanted to give a well rounded and cohesive performance.Bruce Ndlovu

Bulawayo tribal house quartet, Djembe Monks, will add another string to their bow for this yeara��s edition of the Harare International Festival of the Arts (Hifa) when they team up with British cello player Michael Moore.

The six-day annual fest set for this month, themed Articulate, will be headlined by legendary Malian artiste Salif Keita who will perform on the festa��s final day.

Ghanaian rap kingpin Manifest was the latest to confirm his participation on Tuesday through twitter while Makoomba and Hope Masike have also been confirmed as performers.

The cello is a bowed string instrument with four strings tuned in perfect fifths. It is a member of the violin family of musical instruments, which also includes the violin and viola.

A member of the tribal group, Sir Black Cee, said they had been connected with the Newcastle based Moore after their performance at the festival last year, were he was impressed by their African drum dominated version of house music and thought it would make for a better musical experience if he also added his own instrument to the mix.

a�?He came to Zimbabwe last year for a cultural music exchange programme and people connected him with us when he came to Bulawayo. We took him to our studio and let him listen to some of our projects and he loved the music and he felt it would blend with his cello perfectly,a�? he said.

Sir Black Cee said they would rehearse with Moore before the shows as they wanted to give a well rounded and cohesive performance.