The 2016 Park ART Walk will honour the Endeka Elephant Band’s fallen bass player Zuberi Tembo with the introduction of a new logo.
In a statement released this morning, the organizers of the annual event confirmed that they engaged the services of Hanad Maroodiga to redesign the logo “to reflect both Zuberi’s importance in The Park and the depth of our loss.”
Tembo was killed July 11 in his native Africa while he was on a trip home to visit family.
Maroodiga, who was born in The Park, is a graduate of the Hani Gajah School of Art. In a separate statement, he called it “an honour and a privilege to celebrate the life of such an important Animal.”
“Zuberi Tembo was an inspiration to all of us here. His courage in defecting from a circus to make his home in a foreign land and his undying love of music and of The Park made him a rôle model to so many. He will never be forgotten.”
The Park ART Walk organizers said the logo will become a permanent feature of the event.