Amakhosi launches Dreams to Fame expo

BULAWAYO - Amakhosi Cultural Centre on Saturday launched an expo called Dreams To Fame X-cilarated!

The expo takes place every fortnight as part of the evening edition of Dreams To Fame 2014 season running every Saturday from the first week of August to December 13, at the Cultural Centre starting 7pm till 11:30pm.

Cont Mhlanga, Amakhosi Cultural Centre director said in other shows of Dreams To Fame, they seek to identify talent, but in this expo they seek to define the acts, push up profiles and expose upcoming artistes, to the market.

“It also seeks to provide an audience to artistes who want to launch their new work during the summer season each year.

“Acts will showcase their skills between 8pm and 10pm, focusing primarily on stand-up comedy, all forms of music and dance.

In between the acts, the floor is given to the audience to shake it and take part in competitions.

Admission to these fortnightly shows is free to regular supporters and those who buy products in exchange for entry fees.

“ People who are not regulars are expected to pay $3, the same applies to those who do not want to buy any products to support the Cultural Centre’s activities,” said Mhlanga.

There are several acts to expect, among them; Long John, a talented upcoming stand-up comedian whose real name is Learnmore Mwanyenyeka whose jokes normally centre on his height. He is very tall.

The Mutare-born artiste also likes to joke about childhood and performances at the Book Café in Harare.

There is also going to be a presentation from Kasi Lunatics which was founded in 2010 and is made up of five young men whose roots are deep in the townships of Bulawayo.  Kasi
Lunatics are among the city’s leading Ndebele hip-hop and township cultural ambassadors having launched two albums to date, Kasi Revolution and On Mars.

They have brushed shoulders with visiting artistes from Harare and South Africa.

Mthwakazi Arts are also expected to grace the occasion, they are the kings of Nketa Township.

Established in 2003, Mthwakazi Arts’ six-boy group strives to promote national unity between the country’s ethnic groups.

Their acts are directed by Langton Khumalo.

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