SOUND LOUNGE: WITH DUDUETSA AFRICAN MARIMBA BAND
Friday night Think Tank adventures in sound and music. Listen to exceptional live performances, have a relaxed drink in our friendly clubhouse, and hear the artists speak about their work. Tonight we are delighted to Dudetsa.
Duduetsa is a colourful African marimba group based in the United Kingdom, presenting upbeat folk music from Zimbabwe, South Africa and Botswana, as well as contemporary covers from the region. The group's set up typically includes soprano and baritone marimba, with drums and vocals, and songs sung in several southern African languages including Chishona, Isindebele, Setswana and Isixhosa.
Otto Gumaelius is a London based, Botswana raised, percussionist specialising in the Kwanongoma marimba of southern Africa. He writes and performs, and teaches marimba music from Zimbabwe, South Africa and Botswana.
Nqobile Khoza is a Zimbabwean based in Ipswich. His arts journey began in 1993 with an organisation called Chipawo where he got his arts education. He performs and teaches music (marimba, mbira and drums), dance (southern African dances) and theatre. He has travelled across a number of countries regionally and internationally showcasing/sharing his skills.
Bottled beer and wine by the glass on sale.