The Herald (Harare)

Zimbabwe: Young Women Artists to Light Up Harare Skies

Young stars Ammara Brown, Patience Musa, and Adiona Maboreke will be lighting Harare skies at the popular Book Café tommorrow. Cynergy band led by renowned artist Bernie Bismack will back up the group. It will be a powerful line up of young women artists with great music performances, joining the conscious campaign against gender violence in the global '16 Days Campaign'.

Ammara, Patience and Adiona -- solo artists working under the BB Music management stable -- will join forces in a not-to-be-missed performance, with each woman delivering her unique setlist of original music and popular Zimbabwean favourites, as well as performing together to show the power of women's creative talent over gender violence.

Those in the know will attest that Ammara is a wonderful talent who has emerged strongly onto the public stage in Harare over the last year, with striking vocals and strong stage presence. While obviously inheriting certain musical genes from her late father, the great Zimbabwean guitarist Andy Brown, Ammara's music is uniquely her own, and an unforgettable experience can be expected from this charismatic performer, who explodes into life on the big stage.

Music lovers should also expect a high-octane gig when Patience Musa gets on stage, as part of these commemorations.

Patience has blossomed from the shy little girl of her youth and early days performing in the local jazz arena as lead singer with groups such as 'The Other Four', into an elegant young singer-songwriter.

She has been honed over the years by life's curves and passions, and is now extending her range to include an eclectic repertoire spanning jazz, soul, and R&B.

Patience pulls those 'numbers' that appeal directly to the heart.

Her combination with Adiona should spice up the event.

Adiona is up-and-coming and making waves on the pop music scene with her catchy single, "All Women".

A finalist of the TV music competition series Idols East Africa, Adiona has also performed over the last few years with groups such as the all-women acapella group 'African Voice', and the exciting collaboration of women's voices 'Wo-Calling' which sold-out at HIFA in 2010.

Bernie is a highly accomplished, visionary musician, jazz pianist, songwriter, music teacher, producer, director and mentor, whose list of accomplishments are truly impressive.

Back in Zimbabwe in the last few years after hard years of learning and performing in the US, Bernie has been working with artists of all persuasions, in support of jazz, soul, R&B, theatre and music festivals.

Bernie will lead the gifted young artists of the band 'Cynergy' who are making a name for themselves on the local music scene.

These four women are a tour-de-force and the Thursday November 29 concert promises to be a very special one with an exciting combination of gifted voices and talented musicians, and a united voice against gender violence

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