Live Music at the Island Cafe: Nhapitapi

Come on out to our First Live Music Event of the Season !

The Island Cafe on Ward's Island is the perfect spot on a summer night.

Come for dinner or drinks on our patio and enjoy our Musical Guests

Free Entry

PWYC / Bring Cash for the band


Nhapitapi - a Shona word meaning sweet sounds, is a dynamic ensemble of Zimbabwe musicians, singers, dancers and performers who weave ancestral rhythms and melodies with contemporary African diasporic flavours, conjuring musical magic in their midst.

Nhapitapi’s music takes root in the old voices of the African continent, and travels seamlessly towards its modern progeny of Afro-jazz, funk, rock, reggae and ska, all the while holding fast to the sacred spirit of ceremony.

Performances open with the healing serenity of mbira. Vocals, shakers, guitar, bass, marimba, drums and percussion join, producing playful and complex layers of auditory enchantment. Once audiences have fully surrendered to this soaring soundscape, a duo of dancers hit the floor drawing audience members to join in the outburst of joy.

We invite you with open hearts and arms to join us in song and dance, and you too will feel the breath of the lion on your neck.


Come by Ferry or Water Taxi

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