A lot happened while we were in Zimbabwe. I was reminded of what a special treat it is to travel with music as a focus. Music is such a powerful language, connector and vehicle, on and off of the stage. Beyond performing at the HIFA (Harare International Festival of Arts) festival this year, Publish The Quest had the opportunity to embark on a musical journey that affected us all deeply.
Something that has become a large part of our quest is the collection of musical instruments. Generous people pulled their instruments out of closets and drawers and selflessly handed them over to us to take on this adventure. We were overjoyed to leave them where they will be loved and played for a long time...
Showing somebody his or her first guitar chord or how to hold and blow into a trumpet for the first time is special. Sharing songs and ideas about music with new people is one of the most intimate experiences... language barrier or not, music outweighs words. Sharing the stage with somebody to play for an audience is immensely exhilarating. Learning the chords or the rhythm to a new song moments before a performance and then being invited, or more like catapulted, into the present moment, is vivid.
Over the course of the next few months, we will be posting some of our photos, videos, and stories about our recent trip to Zimbabwe. Along with our overseas adventures, we will share what we've been up to this last year in regards to shows, instrument drives, and the music workshops that we have been lucky to be a part of... We are also working to bring you a sneak preview of the documentary that we've been working on called, The Truth About 99 Cents...
Thank you for your support!!
-Jacob Bain & Publish The Quest