HAMILTON’S ONLY AFRICAN MUSIC BAND PERFORMS FOR ONE LAST TIME

Posted: February 21, 2011 in Uncategorized

For the last two years, Voices of the Savannah, have created a uniquely African sound as Hamilton’s arguably premier and only African musical outfit. On Friday, March 4th, the curtains will close as the Band performs one last time at a Music Cabaret honoring Black History Month. They describe their sound as  “a fusion of African blend to their music which ranges from Spiritual, Acapella, Southern African gospel, East African benga, and Jazzy jive.”.  We at Capetown to Cairo are sad to see them go, given that our goal is to see that African music has a place on Hamilton’s music landscape. (Seriously, we might just invite them over for a radio interview to ease our mourning over their departure).

Their first performance was as an impromptu group put together to perform at a fundraiser by nurses going to a medical mission in Kenya. The band members who hail from Kenya and Zimbabwe had so much fun that they decided to keep performing as a band.  After two years, numerous performances across the GTA and some lineup changes as other band members moved on to other endeavours, the group gives us a final chance to enjoy their musical gifts at this free event. Hamilton is the richer for having had them on our musical landscape. See you there Hamilton.

Music Cabaret in Celebration of Black History Month

Friday March 4th 7pm, free entry

Bridges Cafe , McMaster University

performances by: Hamilton Steel-Pan Orchestra and award-winning Hip Hop artist Kae Sun

 

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