Taffie Matiure and Footprints KY
featuring Ben Sollee
Enjoy a unique night of Zimbabwean Afro-Pop with Taffie Matiure. Taffie is on his first US Tour, knocking out audiences with his voice, virtuosic marimba and mbira. Taffie rides the groovy, danceable line between African traditional music and modern sounds, a la Thomas Mapfumo and Oliver Mtukudzi. He's joined onstage by Ben Sollee, who adds rhythmic cello and world music sensibilities.
Footprints KY is named for Taffie's Zimbabwean band, Footprints, who won the 2017 Dreamstar («America's Got Talent» in Zim) competition. Footprints KY is also:
Steve Loomis, bass
Joe Watts, guitar
Caleb Lleiva, drums (all of Afrophysicists)
Connor Waldman, marimba (Zim Marim)
Angela Scharfenberger, vocals, percussion (ZM & Yapa)
Gwennan Thomas, vocals (kitty slickers)
Come out to this early, free show for a unique live taste of Zimbabwe.
7:00 Taffie Matiure Acoustic
9:00 Taffie Matiure & Footprints KY featuring Ben Sollee