Duet Takalo : Regis Gizavo and Louis Mhlanga

2016, March 17, Thursday 19:30:00 to 22:00:00 | Fee: Free

Duet Takalo : Regis Gizavo and Louis MhlangaLouis Mhlanga and Régis Gizavo’s dream to tour Zimbabwe this year following their first meeting in 2002 is now a reality. Four years after this first encounter, they teamed up with percussionist David Mirandon to collaborate on an album, Stories, which won the prestigious Spin the Globe award in 2006. They now join forces once again to tour Zimbabwe, drawing on their personal experiences to create a repertoire based on diversity and cultural dialogue. Working together, they focus on musical influences and artistic experiences that nourished them over the last decade. "Takalo", meaning “exchange” in Malagasy, reflects the spirit in which the two artists collaborate.

LOUIS MHLANGA, a true citizen of Southern Africa, is a self-taught guitarist and singer, well-known in the region, who worked with, amongst others, Miriam Makeba, Hugh Masekela, Sipho Mabuse, Mlungisi Gegana, Oliver Mtukudzi, the Kalahari Surfers… His discography includes: Musik Ye Afrika, Mukai, and Live at the Bassline with Vusi Mahlasela, Shamwari, Stories, World Traveller…

RÉGIS GIZAVO (born in Madagascar) began playing accordion at the age of 6. He went on to perform all around the Red Island and won the RFI Découvertes Award in 1990. He has worked with Richard Bona, Sally Nyolo, Jean-Michel Pilc, Cesaria Evoria, Zao… His discography includes Mikea, Samy Olombelo, Stories, Ilakake…

Opening with the Vee Mukarati Trio!


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Event Owner: Alliance Francaise Alliance Francaise de Harare

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