The curtain comes down today on the October International and World Music Festival but lingering in the minds of those who attended the fête are some of the eclectic performances that characterised the five-day event.
REPORT BY SIMBARASHE MANHANGO
The Standard teamed up with the Embassy of Italy in partnership with Pamberi Trust and the National Arts Council of Zimbabwe to co-host this year’s event.
It was an amazing experience that brought together an array of local, regional and Italian artists to grace various stages in the capital.
Activity kicked off on a high- note with a huge crowd gathering at the Book Café for the opening night.
The opening event was the screening of a film titled The Miles Davis Story.
The film reflects on the life and career of great jazz musician and trumpeter, Miles Davis, considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century.
It pin-pointed notable facts in the jazz legend’s life and career showing his involvement on the forefront of several major developments in jazz music, including bebop, cool jazz, hard bop, modal jazz and jazz fusion.
This was followed by a colourful artistic collaboration between South Africa’s virtuoso Bheki Khoza and Victor Kunonga.
Kunonga kept patrons on their feet with his danceable beat and soulful lyrics.
Despite going on stage without having done any rehearsal, the musicians worked a marvellous collaboration that received applause from the audience.
On Thursday Prudence Katomeni-Mbofana brought the house down and her performance that saw fans singing along to songs