Almost a year after losing key traditional music equipment, marimba, Afro vibe artist Peter Mawanga and his Amaravi Movement Band return to the USA for another tour.
The six-piece band started the 2015 month long tour of the US on a bad note as the bag carrying the instrument went missing in transit.
But now it seems the getup comprising Mawanga on lead vocals, nylon guitar and sansi, Faith Mussa of the Desperate fame on jazz guitar, talking drum and vocals, Marlyn Chakwera Chimombo on chisekese and vocals, Alfred Sitolo Nkhoma on bass guitar, Nemba and vocals while Omex Chimpeni on marimba, mbalule and drums, has forgotten that experience as they head back for another tour.
According to a schedule by the band’s booking agent, Myriad Artists posted on myriadartists.com, the two week-long tour starts on July 1.
It also shows bookings for the band at Matthews Opera House in Spearfish, South Dakota for April 18 and 20 2017.
Mawanga could not hide how excited he is to return to the US.
“We will start with a performance at Summer Sounds in Greensburg, Pennsylvania and the following day we will be at the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton, Virginia. On the 4th we will be Town Commons in Carrboro, North Carolina on the 8th the outfit will be at Ashkenaz Music and Dance Community Center in Berkeley, California.
“The following day, we will be at one of the biggest music festivals in the California state called Mendocino Music Festival then Culver City’s Boulevard Music Summer Festival on the 14th we will wrap up the tour with performances at WorldFest-Grass Valley on the 15th and 16th still in California,” explained Mawanga.n