MADE IN ZWE x The Africa Centre present ‘Sekuru neVazukuru‘ //meaning: a respected elder and his tribe// an intimate event series by renowned mbira artist and cultural educator Gabriel Makamanzi affectionately known as SEKURU. Featuring his talented community of young Zimbabwean artists and creatives at The Africa Centre.
sékuru/, noun · synonyms: asekuru · dialects/origins: Karanga, Korekore, Manyika, Zezuru. Shona, Zimbabwe.
SEKURU has headlined numerous stages and international festivals around the world, performing alongside some of the biggest names in Zimbabwean & African music culture such as Shingai (former front-woman of The Noisettes), Thomas Mapfumo, Stella Chiweshe, and his late mentor, Andy Brown. He is widely regarded as one of the most gifted mbira players of his generation, empowering global communities to gain a grander appreciation of African heritage and and inspiring all who have the privilege to experience his music.
We’re excited to have Sekurus biggest muzukuru, actor, writer, comedian, and MADE IN ZWE’s very own MUNASHE as your host and inaugural guest artist – a star of stage, screen, and stand-up comedy, coming off the back of his critically acclaimed appearance at Leicester Square Theatre and the latest TK Maxx ad campaign.
🎟️ Immerse yourself in the ‘Sekuru neVazukuru’ experience through 🎤🎵 Mbira music performances by SEKURU, exclusive acts by MUNASHE, storytelling, art and games.
🥘 Delicious Afro-fusion cuisine by Cally Munchy, uniting diverse cultures through food.
🍸 Premium African cocktails and beverages with a diaspora-inspired twist by Abura.
In Partnership w/ The African Centre Event Organised by MADE IN ZWE Artwork Designed by Brendon Rangwani & Kuda Ruzane Event Description by Munashe Chirisa & Kuda Ruzane Executive Produced by Haru Majengwa, Kuda Ruzane, Munashe Chirisa & Sekuru — MADE IN ZWE © 2023