Hackney musician Tinashe gets party started for London 2012 Games
A Hackney-based musician joined some of the UK’s biggest sporting stars to get the party started one year ahead of London’s 2012 Olympic Games.
Tinashe Fazakerley played to crowds of more than 7,500 people who packed into Trafalgar Square last Wednesday for the ‘one year to go’ celebrations.
The Zimbabwe-born singer, who moved to the UK at the age of 11, performed his song ‘Come on Over’ with DJ and producer Kissy Sell Out.
The 26-year-old, who lives off Stoke Newington Church Street, plays the Mbira, a traditional wooden instrument from Africa, on the track.
Other big names involved in the celebrations were politicians and sporting stars such as 2012 hopeful Tom Daley and former British triple jumper Jonathan Edwards.
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Sixty Hackney schoolchildren watched Tom take his first dive in the newly completed Aquatics Centre.
“I’ve done a lot of big events before but to have the Prime Minister and Mayor of London there – that’s not the regular kind of thing that happens,” said Tinashe.
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“I was quite an honour to be asked to do it, especially hanging out with some of the Olympian athletes.”