Mzaza’s first stop is Paris, Pauline’s home town where they’ll perform at La Halle Aux Oliviers and also record several new original pieces. Mzaza gained some recent exposure in France when a song of theirs was released on a compilation called Les Andecdoes de Boris Bergman. The collection of songs written and/or translated by one of France’s most celebrated poets was released by France Universal and also features Marianne Faithful and The Kills.
Pauline is looking forward to returning to Paris:
“Since Mzaza’s inception, it has been a huge dream to take the songs we write back to the home country I left twenty years ago and strengthen our partnerships with French artists.”
On their way to Dresden for the Scheune Schaubuden Sommer Festival, Mzaza will perform at La Bretelle in Geneva.
Their concerts in the Czech Republic will be in some curious locations including a boat in the Vlatava River, Prague, and an old country mansion just out of the capital. Violinist Greta Kelly spent four years in the Czech Republic and has arranged a collaboration with the musicians she played with when living there.
The Pflasterspektakel (literally the Cobble-Stone Spectacle) Festival in Linz, Austria will host Mzaza for three days of street performances which are held in the city’s stunning old town quarter.
Returning to the Czech Republic Mzaza will visit the beautiful Český Krumlov for a little gig and then play an awesome music festival called Prázdniny v Telči, before returning to Austria for the Beserlpark Festival just out of Vienna.
Mzaza have raised funds for this tour through their national Children of the Road tour, and also with the help of their fans’ generous contributions to their Pozible crowd-funding campaign. 84 supporters pledged over $8000.00 in just over a month.