ZimPraise to perform in US

BULAWAYO - ZimPraise, the country’s leading choral group, is set to perform at MegaFest in Dallas, Texas in August at the invitation of televangelist Bishop TD Jakes.

The three-day festival that will run from August 20 to 22 is expected to attract more than 85 000 attendees from more than 30 countries.

Tendai Zhou, the ZimPraise public relations officer told the Daily News the award-winning gospel group was looking forward to the trip.

“We are indeed overawed. Megafest host Bishop TD Jakes announced his invitation for ZimPraise to sing in Dallas, Texas in August and we are very happy that God is allowing us to raise the flag of Jesus to the nations,” he said.

Zhou confirmed the pending tour of the United States of America after a concert at the Family of God Church in Bulawayo on Sunday.

ZimPraise left Bulawayo congregants asking for more after performing a string of their hits that included Sungano and Musandikanganwe.

Zhou said his group was happy with its growing support base in the City of Kings.

“We got an overwhelming response from the audience and we were especially excited to share the stage with immensely talented artistes based here. We are planning to do another concert in Bulawayo soon,” said the ZimPraise spokesperson.

Before ZimPraise took to the stage, local artistes who included Vocal Ex, Creme Voices and Brian Kumuzamu, who is better known as Barah, gave inspired performances.

Harare-based ZimPraise was formed in 2006 as a result of a strong desire to unite various denominations in Zimbabwe through song and worship.

Famous music producer Macdonald “Macdee” Chidavaenzi is widely regarded to be the 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 including 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, the interdenominational group has recorded at least seven live DVD recordings featuring popular local gospel stars.

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muvengwamunindivengerei - 8 April 2015

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