March 15 /9:00 pm March 16 /12:00 am
Swooping down from the vast Zimbabwean plains, Tichaona Maredza, a guitar in one hand, a drum in the other and an mbira in his teeth, arrived in Toronto in 2008. Singer, multi-instrumentalist, composer, he quickly formed a group in December 2009. The Tich Maredza Band hit the circuit hard, veterans in a matter of months. Tich’s music, while rooted in Zimbabwean traditional styles, has a contemporary flair. A drummer/guitarist, Tich’s compositions have rhythmic drive, melodic intelligence, and lyrical messages of challenge, and hope. Indoors, outdoors, concert hall or dance hall, The Tich Maredza Band puts smiles on faces and feet on the floor.