Courtesy of Loganair, the British Zimbabwean dance ensemble, Harare have landed in Shetland from Birmingham, ahead of the 41st annual Shetland Folk Festival this weekend.
The dance band consists of four British musicians with Zimbabwean heritage, living across the UK.
The bands frontman, Kuda Matimba, virtuoso marimbist, is also the member of legendary Zimbabwean dance group, Bhundu Boys.
As well as flying the four band members, Loganair also ensured the safe transportation of their luggage, including large instruments.
Mhari McLeman, Festival Programmer, said:
“We would like to thank Loganair for being the travel sponsor for the Shetland Folk Festival.
“Every year we try to ensure we have a diverse, vibrant line up and thanks to Loganair, we are able to host Harare.
“Travelling to Shetland can be difficult, especially with the instruments and equipment bands like Harare require.
“We are very grateful to Loganair for making the journey a lot less challenging.”
Luke Lovegrove, Loganair’s Chief Commercial Officer, added:
“The Shetland Folk Festival is an important event in the islands calendar, celebrating its rich heritage and bolstering the local tourism economy.
“At Loganair, we are committed to supporting Scotland’s island communities, and are pleased to have been able to once again support the event and facilitate travel for an international artist to perform at the event.
“We wish the Shetland Folk Festival team the best of luck for what will no doubt be another memorable weekend.”
The 41st Shetland Folk Festival will be held between 27th-30th April 2023, for more information visit shetlandfolkfestival.com or to book flights, visit loganair.co.uk