Chibuku contest set for finale

HARARE - Bands representing Zimbabwe’s 10 provinces will battle it out tomorrow at the Glamis Arena for the $5 000 first prize in the Chibuku Road to Fame competition.

The prestigious music competition is organised by the National Arts Council of Zimbabwe under a sponsorship package availed by Delta Beverages through their Chibuku brand.

The groups battling for the top music prize meant for rookie bands include Facebook Brothers (Bulawayo), Njenja Express (Harare), Talent Falls Band (Manicaland), Black Sight (Mashonaland Central), Afro Bongo (Matebeleland North), Attack Jazz (Mashonaland West), Hambako Stars (Mashonaland East), Super Challengers (Midlands), Mafaro Chete (Masvingo) and Zonda Muthakati (Matabeleland South).

In addition to the cash prize, the band which will secure the top prize will also be granted a recording contract.

In order to make the Chibuku finals a truly grand occasion, organisers of the music competition have lined up performances by leading entertainers who include Jah Prayzah, Alick Macheso, Suluman Chimbetu, Shinsoman, Lady Squanda and Sandra Ndebele.

Last year’s winners, The Way Band, will also perform before what is traditionally a big crowd.

Suluman Chimbetu for Intwasa festival

Dendera star Suluman Chimbetu and the Orchestra Dendera Kings will make a maiden appearance tonight at the ongoing Intwasa festival in Bulawayo.

After his gig at Intwasa, Sulu will return to Harare to perform at the Police Commissioner’s Funfair on tomorrow. The Sean Timba singer will wind up his weekend programme on Sunday at Pamuzinda where he will share the stage with Tocky Vibes and King Shady.

MicInity returns home

REGGAE star Mike “Mic Inity” Madamombe will perform at the Book Café tomorrow night after a long time away from the venue.

The Book Café provided a stage for the Marondera-born star in the early stages of his career by hosting his weekly “Weddy Weddy Wednesday” concerts.

The reggae star now has a permanent slot every Wednesday night at Misty’s in Newlands where he has become a crowd favourite.

The Freedom singer, who will be backed by the House of Stone, has been doing a lot of gigs away from his Harare base lately. He has toured Mutare, Masvingo, Marondera and Norton in the last three months.

Gospel concert in Mutare

Scores of gospel artistes will hold an all-night fundraising concert at Grace Tabernacle in Mutare tonight meant to raise funds to finance a forthcoming 22-song live DVD to be recorded by Power to Worship.

The 40-member Mutare-based Power to Worship, which is similar to ZimPraise, was formed mainly from seven youth groups from churches in Mutare.

Choirs and bands which will perform tonight include CCAP Voice of Mbare and Sakubva, Trymore Bande, Simon Koswe, Clever Dzvairo, The Dedicated, Joseph Makiyiwa, Papa Mozy and several  contemporary choral groups will perform at the fundraising show.

Macheso, Jah Prayzah to rock Mbare

Popular stars Alick Macheso, Jah Prayzah and Jacob Moyana will share the stage tonight in a gig at Mbare Netball Complex organised by Chipaz Promotions.

Munya to rock Twin Lakes

Oliver Mtukudzi’s protégé Munyaradzi Mataruse and his Kazevezeve band will perform at Twin Lake Night Club in Norton tomorrow.

Tich Mataz dates Private Lounge

Celebrated DJ Tich Mataz will partner Doctor Zobha and Garry B tonight at Private Lounge in a gig which has fittingly been dubbed Legends Night.


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