Sulu, Masike team up

HARARE - Dendera star Suluman Chimbetu and mbira songstress Hope Masike, who recently collaborated on the song Tingwarire, will share the stage on two occasions this weekend.

Tonight the two will team up for a gig at Truck Inn in Southerton after which they will descend on New Ambassador Hotel tomorrow night for another highly-anticipated gig.

The two gigs have been arranged to popularise Tingwarire and for Sulu to give a sneak preview into his forthcoming album titled Jamboree set to be launched on December 3 in Harare.

Zhakata dates Zoey
Zora maestro Leonard Zhakata will share the stage with energetic dancer Zoey Sifelani at Destiny Night Club in Westlea, Harare tonight in what is expected to be an explosive encounter.

After the encounter, the Mutunga Dzese singer will head to Trojan Beerhall in Bindura where he will perform alongside Bindura-based musical group By The Way Band tomorrow night.

Kunonga meets Kawara
Afro-fusion star Victor Kunonga will share the stage with rising star Alexio Kawara at Bar Rouge, Longcheng Plaza from 8pm in what they have dubbed “A Family Affair” because both artistes are of the Mhofu totem.

Chipfumo, Gasa date Banket
Talented Afro-fusion vocalist and guitarist Progress Chipfumo and Romeo Gasa will share the stage with rising sungura artiste Romeo Gasa in a family show set for Kuwadzana Hall in Banket tomorrow.

The gig, which will also feature Fire Boss, Kunky Dee, Shingester and Young Kriss, is meant raise funds for Banket Football Club.

City Sports hosts Muridzo, Young Igwe
The City Sports Bar weekend programme will kick off tonight when rising artiste Andy Muridzo shares the stage with feisty dancer Beverly Sibanda.

On Sunday the same venue will host Peter “Young Igwe” Moyo who will be supported by Tete Pipilo and her Manjenje Smart Family band.

Bev, Eriza descend on Mutare
Erotic dancer Beverly Sibanda, fresh from South Africa tour, will rock Club Mandisa in Mutare tonight. The James Nyamanhindi joint will then host Lady Storm, popularly known as Eriza, tomorrow night. On Sunday, the venue will present a battle between Harare and Mutare dance ensembles.

CreativeMornings set for launch
Moto Republik will host the first CreativeMornings chapter in Zimbabwe which will be spearheaded by Fungai Tichawangana from 8:30am today.

CreativeMornings is a global breakfast lecture series for the creative community. The Harare Chapter joins over 150 cities around the world.

Bollywood Night: Dear Zindagi
Tonight is the premiere night of the Bollywood Movie Dear Zindagi at Ster Kinekor Sam Levy.

Claire in Concert
A performance of Claire’s original piano music is on this Sunday at 2.30pm at Arundel School, Harare. The singing will be done by Roz Ribeiro.

Adiona to launch new album
Adiona Maboreke Chidzonga, a former Idols contestant and wife to former Big Brother Africa star Munya Chidzonga, will launch an album titled Just As I Am on Sunday night at Cresta lodge, Msasa.

The songstress, who has promised “an intimate and beautiful music experience,” will perform with a full band.

Alliance Francaise hosts the Mukaratis
Vee and Tinashe Mukarati will perform at Alliance Francaise tomorrow night.

It’s a Tight, Nyabinde Family Affair
Seasoned musician Willom Tight alongside his equally talented son Gary will “clash” with Afro-jazz veteran Bob Nyabinde and his son Aggabu at Jazz 24/7 tonight in what has fittingly been dubbed “Father and son affair.”

Gary, who is regarded as one of the most talented musicians of his generation, has promised to perform for the first time his duet with rapper Tehn Diamond titled Ingirozi.

Young Chiza to launch second book
Motivational writer Marshal Chiza ,18 will launch his second book in a space of a year titled Poor Billionaire tomorrow at the Harare International Conference Centre during the Green World Entrepreneur Seminar.

According to Chiza, ordained in the Faith In God (FIG) Ministries led by Asa Gurupira, the book seeks to provide a well-grounded level of thinking about money.

“The book explains that one can be rich physically but poor mentally.

“We are all born rich but it is important to understand that money is not everything,” he said.

Chiza released his first book titled Success in No Time early this year, making him one of the youngest motivational writers in the country.

“I was not born with a silver spoon in my mouth but I had to work hard to reach the level I am today.

“My family always had that notion that success is for a select few and I am happy today because I consider myself to be among the few,” he said.

Jikinya festival kicks off
Jikinya Dance Festival — Zimbabwe’s only national traditional dance competition for Primary Schools — will take place at Masvingo Polytechnic College today.

The competition which is sponsored by Delta Corporation and jointly organised by the National Arts Council of Zimbabwe (NACZ) and the National Association of Primary Heads (NAPH), will feature 10 provincial primary school champions.

Schools which will participate in the 14th edition, running under the theme “Empowering Communities Through Dance,” are  Mkhithika Thebe Primary School (Bulawayo), St Joseph’s School (Mashonaland East), Chegutu School (Mashonaland West), Jahunda school (Matabeleland South), Rujeko school (Manicaland), Ndlovu School (Mat North), Chembira school (Harare),  Matenda school (Midlands),  Chipindura school (Mashonaland Central) and Maringire school from Masvingo.
Last year the competition was won by St Peters Tokoyo Primary school from Manicaland with St Joseph primary School from Mashonaland East province coming second while Matebeleland North’s Ndlovu School grabbed third place.

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