Bongo Love’s ‘Afrocoustics’ to Fill West End Cultural Centre

Bongo Love’s ‘Afrocoustics’ to Fill West End Cultural Centre

By David Klassen

Bongo Love
Bongo Love (HANDOUT)

Zimbabwe band Bongo Love and their African acoustics will fill the West End Cultural Centre this summer.

The band will be in Winnipeg on August 7 for a performance that promises to combine contemporary and traditional African music.

Bongo Love, from Zimbabwe, have been playing together since 2001. “Afrocoustics,” as they call their genre, is a fusion of afrobeat, guitar and traditional African acoustic instruments including the mbira (thumb piano from Zimbabwe), the marimba (Mozambique) the djembe/bongo (West Africa) and the congas.

Tickets are on sale now and are $20 at the door, or $15 in advance through the WECC, Ticketmaster, Music Trader, and Winnipeg Folk Festival Music Store. A special ticket price of $10 is available for those who have a 2014 Folklorama pass.