Since the mid 80s, Zimbabwean born and Malawian bred Pax continues to develop a worldwide musical audience as Harare Dread, moving reggae into musical territories mapped out by the sounds and rhythms of Africa.
Recognised for his distinctive concoction of African Reggae rhythms with thought provoking lyrics, Harare Dread is one of the most captivating musical ambassadors ever to emerge from the African soils.
To those new to Pax Nindi, his music is described as ‘hot and heavy’, incorporating original rhythms through live performances, which are high energy dubbed by his critics as a sight not to miss. With lyrics in Shona and Chewa backed by the rhythms of Jamaica, Zimbabwe and Malawi, the man still remains the unchallenged master of live roots African reggae. He is a multi-instrumentalist whose talents include bass guitar, percussion, drums, mbira, lead vocals, keyboards and unusual guitar rhythms.
In Europe and Africa Harare Dread has a strong underground following especially in Zimbabwe and Malawi. Backed by his own record label he continues to release music on his own terms, including a new album set for release this year.
This show is set to be an energetic mix of “dreads flying, feet skanking” and thumping rhythms that are set to leave you “in a trance!” *
To book tickets, call the Rich Mix Box Office on 020 7613 7498.
OTHER REVIEWS ABOUT HARARE DREAD:
150 young people came to our Jazz and Roots Club event and it was brilliant to see the place full of young people dancing, getting a feel for Pax Nindi’s beat and understanding more about African Reggae, its roots and history. – It was a great atmosphere!
Dave Bassett – Drum To DJ project
After the encores, Pax Nindi left the Notting Hill punters screaming for more African Reggae in a space where others had failed to get the crowds moving.
J Wala – Limpopo Club
Recognised for his distinctive concoction of African Reggae rhythms with thought provoking lyrics, HARARE DREAD is one of the most captivating musical ambassadors ever to emerge from the African soils. His distinct style is like a breath of fresh air in the music business now saturated by copycats.
Brian Moyo – Zimbabwe Sunday Mail
A sight not to be missed
The social and political resistance from, the underprivileged but very positive communities are the main influences of his music.
Combined Arts Services
* Quotes from reviews by T3D – Exeter University