Bunker of Zion

July 2022

Join celebrated artist John Pfumojena for a joyful celebration of Zimbabwean culture! Experience powerful live music, dance, and song in Medway.

Project Details

John Pfumojena, The Old Courts and the Collaborative Touring Network Presents Bunker of Zion!

Bunker of Zion brings together an underground collective of artists to tell their incredible stories. Set in a world where music is forbidden, the Bunker is a centre for joy, a meeting place, a defiant celebration of culture in a hostile world. Through energetic live music, dance, and song, you will experience a colourful celebration of Zimbabwean culture.

Bunker of Zion is set to music that has been masterfully created using traditional Zimbabwe Mbira and Marimba instruments; expect joyful, bouncing rhythms and powerful songs. This theatre production is an opportunity for everyone to feel the energy of Zimbabwean culture and to enjoy an incredible experience together.

 

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Composed by John Pfumojena
Devised by John Pfumojena, with Tawanda Mapanda, Niyi Akin and the CompanyLighting
Design by Joe Hornsby
Costume Design by Mydei Maf

John Pfumojena is an accomplished and expressive Zimbabwean musician, performer, writer, and composer. John and his ensemble will be bringing you boundless energy through a number of different art forms. You can expect traditional and modern Zimbabwean dance fusion with break dance and gumboot dance.

Follow @MMAncestors for more information on John’s work.

Bunker of Zion has been developed with artists and communities nationally with the Collaborative Touring Network. People from Wigan, Torbay, Peterborough, Thanet, Medway, Gloucester and Scarborough have shared their stories and talents to make this show. Lexi Maize is the associate artist working with Lyrici Arts in Medway. Lexi will be fusing his dancing talent with his company members from Upside Down Dance Academy.

For more information and tour listings, visit www.ctn.org.uk.

The development of Bunker of Zion has been supported using public funding through Arts Council England, and by the following organisations: Battersea Arts Centre, Tangle Theatre Company, Prime Theatre, National Theatre Music Studio, Jerwood Arts, Strike A Light, Genesis Foundation, Hawkwood College. The following artists have informed the creation of the work: Othnell Moyo, Raymond Mupfumira, Biliard Kambona, Takudzwa Mashonganyika, Tawanda Mapanda, Kudzanai Chikowe, Niyi Akin.

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