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Masike goes places with mbira beat

Masike is set to perform at different venues and several international festivals including the Africajarc festival (France), Mela festival (Norway) and the Zimfest in United States.

Her first stop will be France, where she will work with students in a jazz festival at Bristol University.
During the final concert of the festival she will do collaborations with celebrated French bands that include Fete de la musique.

From France, Hope will tour Norway where she will be part of the Mela Festival and the Oslo Music Festival before heading to the US for the famous Zimfest which has hosted celebrated Zimbabwean artists such as Chiwoniso Maraire and Oliver Mtukudzi in the past.
United Kingdom will be her last stop at an event to be hosted by World Events Young Artists (Weya) and Culture Fund during the 2012 London Olympics.

Masike said she was glad to go on the tour and added that she would give her very best at the festivals and fly the country’s flag high.

“It is an honour to be part of such prestigious festivals. It also gives us exposure and experience when we share the stage with renowned international musicians,” said Masike.

“Having toured Europe and the United States for about six months last year, this will be an exciting return to regions that I am now familiar with and I will definitely be in my best form. It shows that international festival organisers have confidence in Zimbabwean artistic expressions.”

Masike spent six months touring Europe and the US last year when she was involved in performances and workshops in addition to teaching mbira at various institutions. She was based in Norway for the greater part of the tour.

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