Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Liemba Screens at the NW Projection Film Festival

In April, Liemba was invited to the North West Projections Film Festival for a special screening at Bellingham, Washington’s Pickford Film Center. This honor was a tremendous opportunity to finally see Liemba on the big screen as we await its official festival premiere. We are still basking in the overwhelming enthusiastic reception that Liemba received from this audience of film buffs.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Chiwoniso Maraire narrates Liemba

Zimbabwean musician & Cumbancha Records recording artist, Chiwoniso Maraire narrates Liemba. Chiwoniso has been performing singing and playing marimba since she was 11. Her 3rd solo album, Rebel Woman, was released worldwide in 2009 and has risen to #1 on the World Music Charts Europe, #1 on iTunes World section and #1 in Amazon’s MP3 International-Africa section. The title track from the album has also been nominated Best Contemporary African Song by Museke Online Africa Awards. Banning Eyre described Chiwoniso on NPR as “one of the most compelling young voices in today’s African Music.” She has also performed and collaborated with artist from around the world in as diverse as styles as Sinead O’Connor and Kris Kristoffersen. We are grateful that Chiwoniso has brought her soulful, rich voice to the Liemba narration, providing the same passion to the voice of Liemba that she brings to her music. You can learn more about Chiwoniso at her website (www.chiwoniso.com) or better yet, go see her perform live.