The Bulawayo Jam Sessions are back on the 26th of October at Club 263 and you do not want to miss this edition. On top of a Bulawayo’s crème de la crème artist line up (Lady Tshawe, Donna N, Khuliyo, Kadder, Khoi Khoi, Iyasa Band, Simunye Simunye among others), Music According to Percussion (MAP) will be launching their album. After launching the Volume earlier in Harare, the group is back in their home town and promises an Ah-Mazing performance. The band will comprise of 4 powerful hand drummers, 4 vocalists, a kit drummer, a keyboard player, a bass player and a lead guitarist.
Here is a little background on the group: Music According to Percussion is a project that is directed by a Percussionist and is percussion driven. This project was founded by Othnell Mangoma Moyo and he worked with Osborne Matengenzara, Humphrey Domboka, Hari Sadja, and Abel Maunga. They worked on a six track Album called “Music According to Percussion Volume 1”. The album has percussion styles from Senegal, Mali, Cuba, Peru, Mozambique, Reunion Island and a song that is a tutorial of 8 Zimbabwean folk percussion styles and songs. Music According to Percussion then recorded Volume 2 live which featured up to 13 Musicians (A Kit drummer, 5 percussionists, A Bass player, a keyboard player, a guitarist, and 4 Vocalists).
Earlier this year Othnell was chosen as one of 1beat 2016 fellows. He collaborated with 33 musicians that included 25 fellows from 17 different countries and he is bringing all this to the City of Kings and Queens so make sure you’re in attendance. Admission is only $1, see you there. Both Albums are available at Indaba Book Cafe or visit Music According to Percussion on ReverbeNation : Music According to Percussion