Panorama wins Chibuku finals ticket

GWERU – Soul Panorama came out tops in the Midlands Chibuku Road to Fame provincial finals held in Kwekwe last weekend.

The Gweru Afro Jazz outfit beat Afro Storm into second position while Mavanga Express claimed third place.

Panorama’s victory earned the group the sole ticket to represent the Midlands in Chibuku Road to Fame national finals set for Harare on September 28.

National winners will walk away with $5 000 prize money and a recording contract fully paid for by the title sponsors Delta Beverages.

George Tobaiwa, the Soul Panorama manager, is convinced that the group which has been playing underground for the past couple of years, is now ready for the big stage.

“We are pleased with the outcome. We have been preparing for this for some time now and am confident that we are on the verge of great things,” Tobaiwa told the Daily News.

“It takes serious practice and unity of purpose to produce such a flawless performance.

“Winning this competition was victory over the many hurdles we have encountered over the last few years we been playing.”

Tobaiwa, who doubles as the band’s sponsor, also attributed the victory to professionalism.

“The success of Soul Panorama is down to the good administration systems for the group we have put in place.

“This is very important even for our group which is still in its infancy,” said the band manager.

Dumisa Sihwede, the group’s frontman, is equally excited about Soul Panorama’s future prospects.

“I am so excited about winning the Midlands title. l pray this will take me and the group to that platform we have been yearning for, for a long time.

“This will obviously present us opportunities to better our music knowledge, “said the leader of Soul Panorama which is currently a resident band at Redcliff Drive, an entertainment venue situated a few kilometres outside Redcliff town.

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