Windhund Karl Ritter back on tour in Zimbabwe

The Tonga.Online project is welcoming Karl Ritter to Zimbabwe for the second time. In 2002 Karl visited Zimbabwe with the group Windhund and we now welcome him as a solo artist on his second visit, to promote Tonga.Online in Harare and to participate in the Mulonga.Net Festival in Siachilaba.

Karl Ritter is a world class jazz guitarist from Austria, highly respected and accomplished in jazz circles. He recorded his first solo album in 1980, has written and recorded music for movies, Austrian and Bavarian radio, and many other projects and sessions. As a solo artist he has collaborated with famous Joe Zawinul recently.

In 2002 Karl Ritter performed in Victoria Falls, Siachilaba, Binga growth point, Bulawayo and at the ABC Summer Jazz Festival in Harare. Since then, Windhund have performed in Vienna with The Virginia Mukwesha Mbira Trio and alongside Zimbabwe´s acclaimed Thomas Mapfumo & The Blacks Unlimited.

Karl Ritter´s performances on 26th /27th August at Mannenberg Jazz Club - with Jabavu and Jazz Invitation respectively - will be a treat for Harare audiences, a lively and spirited performance "interweaving many different styles", journeying through blues, rock, classical and a whole host of others, to emerge with something that is quite uniquely - Ritter.

On 4th /5th September he will be featuring under the baobab tree at Siachilaba Primary School with 150 traditional musicians from Zambia and Zimbabwe, and enjoying a rich and vivid exchange.