International Jazz Day Celebrations set for Reps Theatre

HARARE, ZIMBABWE – The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in collaboration with The Repertory Players (Reps Theatre), Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz and Music Without Walls (MuWiWa) present the International Jazz Day Celebrations on the 30th of April 2023 at Reps Theatre in Harare.

This event aims to commemorate the genre of Jazz and its front runners in Zimbabwe. Formed in November 2011, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) officially designated April 30 as International Jazz Day with the goal of “promoting jazz and its diplomatic role in uniting people from all walks of life”. International Jazz Day is chaired and led by UNESCO Director General Audrey Azoulay and famous jazz pianist and composer Herbie Hancock, currently serving as a UNESCO Ambassador for Intercultural Dialogue and Chairman of the Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz.

Under the direction of Imbuwa “Mubu weMusic” Aongola of Music Without Walls (MuWiWa), the jazz festivities include the headlining talents of the Queen of Jazz in Zimbabwe, Prudence Katomeni-Mbofana, Carlo Music and AneUnhu Gwatidzo featuring live sets of Tatenda Chio Rushwaya, Kudzi Kayz, Makanaka, Owen Shamu and the support of a 25-piece band. This band is comprised of professional players and music students from all across Harare.

Tickets will be available from the Reps Theatre Box Office for USD$10 and bookings can be made online at Alternatively, bookings can be made on the following numbers +263242308159 (calls) and +263 779 604 873 (WhatsApp).


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