Vieux Farka Toure
Tanga Pasi Trio
Exploring musical roots in Zimbabwe
Tuesday 13th September, Doors 7.00pm
St Andrew's Church, Psalter Lane, Sheffield
(In collaboration with Nether Edge Festival)
£12 & concs
Talking Gigs are excited to bring Tanga Pasi Trio to the Nether Edge Festival stage for an evening of exploring Zimbabwe’s musical roots, hearing sweet vocal harmonies, primarily in TjiKalanga, Zulu and English languages, combined with the energy of Zimbabwean rhythms.
Tanga Pasi Trio are:
Sinini Ngwenya - lead singer, songwriter, guitar.
Involved in music and traditional dance from an early age he picked the guitar at a later age but has never put it down since. Sinini draws on African traditional music roots, and reggae, for inspiration and their strong rhythms. His modern compositions reflect these influences.
Kenny Mangena - bass, backing vocals.
A professional musician since 1990, working as a session musician and workshop leader both in Zimbabwe and the UK. Previously with Zimbabwean acapella group U'Zambezi. Has played with Black Umfolosi and other Zimbabwean legends. Kenny has toured extensively across Europe, Southern and Northern Africa
Lucky Moyo – percussion, backing and lead vocals.
Singer, songwriter, a founder of Black Umfolisi, Lucky has toured 49 countries, played with Peter Gabriel and Jimmy Cliff, played for dignitaries Nelson Mandela and Queen Elizabeth II. He’s played famous venues and also small remote rural areas where Lucky works as a Music for Change artist.
TalkingGigs events combine a first set Q&A with complementary music, followed by an all music second set.
Watch out for further information in the Nether Edge Festival (NEF) brochure and NEF social media platforms, coming out around mid August, apart from out usual communications channels on email, Facebook and the Talking Gigs website, and printed flyers.
As usual Talking Gigs will be supporting ASSIST, the Sheffield charity for people seeking asylum. A donate button will be available, on the ticket page, if you wish to donate online, otherwise we’ll have the usual cash collection raffle with prize tickets for Justin Adams and Mohamed Errebbaa on the 10th Nov at Firth Hall.