Tuku, Jah Prayzah to rock Harare Agric Show

HARARE - Superstar Oliver Mtukudzi, crowd-puller Jah Prayzah and Zim Dancehall stalwart Winky D top the list of over 25 musicians who will perform at this year’s Harare Agricultural Show.

Zimbabwe’s premier agricultural show will run from August 22 to 30 under the theme: Sustaining and Transforming Agricultural Growth.

Heather Madombwe, the Zimbabwe Agriculture Society (Zas) spokesperson, said she was delighted by the entertainment package that has been put in place this year with the help of award-winning music promoter Partson Chimbodza of Chipaz Promotions.

“We have a total of about 25 musicians taking part in this year’s Harare Agricultural Show which means each single show day will see at least three artistes share the stage,” she said.

The artistes participating in this year event include Douglas Chimbetu, Peter Moyo, Howard Pinjisi, Soul Jah Love, Seh Calaz, Judgement Yard, Jah Villa, BaShupi, Pianos Jaravaza, Mathias Mhere, Sebastian Magacha, Alexio Kawara, Roki, and Extra Large.

Chimbodza told the Daily News that performers for this year’s edition had deliberately been chosen from diverse music genres.

“We have gospel, urban grooves, ZimDancehall and Afro-fusion. This year’s line-up includes both established and upcoming musicians. We have included talented but little-known artistes such as Howard Pinjisi because we want the event to be one full of variety and class,” said the award-winning promoter.

The Mtoko-born Pinjisi, a former bassist for Gift Amuli’s Zvishavane Sounds, has promised to deliver a top-notch performance.

“I am very happy to have been included among the musicians performing at this year’s Harare Agricultural Show. I will make the most out of this opportunity. I am going to do my level best to give a polished act,” said Pinjisi.

Jah Prayzah was the standout performer at last year’s edition of the event and has promised to steal the thunder once more.

“I am happy to be part of the performing artistes again this year. Like we did last year, we will deliver a show to remember. We will belt out hits such as Kumbumura Mhute and others,” he said.

Jah Prayzah, who made his maiden appearance at the Harare Agricultural Show in 2011 as a supporting act to the late sungura artiste Tongai Moyo, has since risen to become a regular performer at the annual event.

More than 300 exhibitors have reportedly registered for this year’s show. Entry fees have remained unchanged since the introduction of the multi-currency system in Zimbabwe. Children under the age of 12 will pay $1 while adults will fork out $5.

Students under the age of 18 in school uniform will attend the event free of charge as a way of giving them an opportunity to be exposed to the agricultural industry.

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TINASHE - 31 July 2014


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