Sam is a composer, musician from Congo met in Wellington through mutual friends. Since his departure from the Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), he lives in New Zealand where he regularly performs in concerts such as Wellington (Ruby Lounge, Southern Cross, Jua Kali, Westpac Stadium, Estadio), Napier, Christchurch, Nelson.
A specialist in African music, jazz and blues’ root, he plays mostly djembe, harmonica and guitar for various groups (Afro Beat Band, Rhythm African Band, The Rhythm Man, Heat Beat) which he manages and also organizes many concerts with other guests such as Funky Junk, Oversea’s Experiment, African dancers and many more. Finally, he offers African drumming workshop every Monday evening at 5:30 at the Wellington Performing Arts Center and sometime on Saturday in the Jua Kali African shop.
I am working on the realization of his posters and tickets since the beginning of the year. Here are the latest posters produced:
A new poster for Sam Manzanza and his band (Afro Beat Band). he will play on Saturday 3 July at the Ruby Lounge.
And Sam’s invitation:
HEAT BEAT is collaborative musical collective featuring Bands and Music from the many musical Hospots of the world.
This HEAT BEAT features members from cultures as diverse as Latin America, Africa, Asia and Middle East and plays the many different Hot, Spicy and Powerful Rhythms of these regions.
These traditional styles are thrown into a melting pot with a measure of Afro Beat, Samba, Salsa, Funk, Ska, Congo Beat and Zimbawe Marimba music to create a High Energy Dance Sound sure to get the Temperature Rising as the Winter is here in Wellington.
I’ve been working for Sam Manzanza for a couple of weeks now and done a few posters for announcing his concerts in New Zealand.
Since I’ve never done this kind of work before, I’m still not sure about my design or the font size. So, let me know whether you have any advice or if you see any changes I could do to improve the result.