Vocalist and instrumentalist, Zenzeni Mondi Haraseb, known by his stage name, of Zen-Zo, winds up the Franco Namibian Cultural Centre (FNCC) entertainment calendar with the last act of Acoustic Friday , Friday at FNCC Terrace.
Zen-Zo who is strongly connected to the rest of Africa musically, will presents original music, supported by a seven piece band. He will bring out his peers range from Angelique Kidjo of Benin to Richard Bona of Cameroon and Sarah Tavares of Cap Verde. He is mainly performing original compositions, interspersed with songs in tribute of his peers Lokua Kanza, Richard Bona and Ringo. The supporting band features Nadja on backing vocals, mbira, percussion and mouth organ; Tendaji on percussion; Imms on electric guitar; Slickartie on vocals and shakers; Danny, Piu and Wayne on keys, drums and bass respectively.
Zen-Zo’s upbringing firmly rooted in culture because of his love for tradition but nevertheless he is able to create a bridge between the old music traditions of his people, and the modern, thus contributing to sustaining such traditions. At the same time, he is aware of and quite adaptive to urban life.
Fans can look forward to his new single, Sa Khoena Miba, meaning ‘talk to your people’ that he is going to perform for the first time tonight at the concert. He says, the song reflects the mission he has committed himself to on the Namibian scene. Tickets are N$40 at FNCC and N$60 at the door and the show starts at 20H00.