First Fridays

 This November at the National Gallery of ZimbabweFIRST FRIDAYS

This November, the National Gallery of Zimbabwe will embark on First Fridays; a meeting of Visual and Performing Arts. The First Fridays initiative seeks to present alternative music into the Gallery atmosphere and create a space for art lovers and music lovers to experience an evening of diverse genres of music in the museum setup. The headline act on the 4th of November is the dynamic Experimental Hip Hop trio, the Monkey Nuts.

The Monkey Nuts produce an arrestive mix of Rock, Hip Hop and Afro-Electro Music; the blend ultimately attracts the attention of listeners across subcultures; the rhythmic boom-bap-bip of Rap interlinks with guitar strums to which headbangers can rock to. Synthwave elements trigger an eerie soulfulness to the sound that reminds one of mid tempo acts such as Little Dragon with vocal deliverance that leans towards a more positively charged flow close to De La Soul. The overall enterprise for The Monkey Nuts' listener is charged storytelling carried by the current of a powerful beat, wherein each rhyme and word is properly placed!

A pop up art sale will take place on the evening, consisting of affordable artworks from a wide variety of Visual Artists. The event also offers individuals access to running exhibitions in the Gallery thus creating a multifaceted ambience for culture lovers. A Cash Bar and a light menu will be available from The Sanctuary at the Gallery Cafe.

The admission fee for the evening is $5 and entry is free for all card carrying Friends of the Gallery members.

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