Date(s) - Thursday, August 2, 2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Toronto Botanical Garden
Nhapitapi — a Shona word meaning sweet sounds — is a dynamic, six-piece ensemble of Zimbabwe musicians, singers, dancers and performers who expertly weave ancestral rhythms and melodies with contemporary African diasporic flavours, conjuring musical magic in their midst.
Nhapitapi’s magnetic performances open with the healing serenity of mbira and marimba, both grounding and energizing. Vocals, shakers, hand drum, guitar, bass and drum set are then introduced, producing playful and complex layers of auditory enchantment. Audiences will surrender to this soaring soundscape, a deft duo of dancers hits the floor with unparalleled vigour and bold flirtation, and onlookers will want to join the outburst of cathartic joy.
Toronto Botanical Garden’s outdoor African art exhibition “ZimSculpt
” officially opens to the public this evening, showcasing hundreds of stone sculptures by some of the most contemporary Zimbabwean artists alive today.