Zimpraise holds clean-up campaign

HARARE - Trailblaizing gospel choir Zimpraise took part in a clean-up of the Harare Central Business District (CBD) on Saturday.

The campaign is part of their build-up to their highly anticipated Season Seven live DVD at the at Glamis Arena on July 26.

Zimpraise head of public relations, Tendai Zhou, told the Daily News that the campaign was part of ongoing efforts to encourage Zimbabweans to uphold cleanliness.

“We feel it is our responsibility to keep the city clean.

“We are hoping the initiative will also encourage residents to stop littering,” said Zhou.

“Last year, we did a similar exercise when we cleaned Fourth Street terminus.

“This is an ongoing process and we will soon venture into other townships around Harare.”

The Zimpraise clean-up exercise, which began in First Street, went as far as the Copacabana terminus and wound up at the Glamis Arena, the venue for the season seven live DVD recording on July 26.

During the live recording to be titled Revelation - It’s still all about Jesus, Zimpraise will share the stage with Psalms 23 hit-makers Mahendere Brothers and the newly-formed Zimpraise Kids Choir.

“We are looking forward to this event. The Kids Choir will also perform at the event as part of our efforts to encourage the love for dance and singing for God from an early age.

“For us it is about teaching them to shake the heavens with their talents at grass root level.”

Zimpraise was formed in 2006 as a result of the strong desire to unite various denominations in Zimbabwe through song and worship.

Talented music producer Macdonald “Macdee” Chidavaenzi believed to be first person who set the stage for the formation of what has become arguably the best interdenominational choir in Zimbabwe. The first project featured a number of now prominent Gospel musicians that include Pastor G, Gordon Taurai Nzira, Bethan Pasinawako, Tawanda Pashapa and many others.

Ever since the interdenominational group recorded its first album titled Zimpraise Volume 1 in December of 2007, they have recorded six live DVDs.

Their last recording released last month contains 35 songs. The highly-successful album, which contains the song Sungano, featured gospel star Mathias Mhere.

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