Nyabinde for UMC celebrations

Veteran jazz musician Bob Nyabinde will on Saturday join gospel musicians Marimba Edenga and Ngariende St Luke in performing for a worthy cause.

Popularly known as Headmaster, Nyabinde will be the headline act at the 19th anniversary celebrations for the United Methodist Church (UMC) Rugare St Luke circuit and fundraiser for the church building and parsonage.

The musician who rose to prominence with hits such as Chabuda Hapana and Mombe YaSamanyika was thrilled by the invitation.
“I was glad when they said to me let us go to the house of God.  Let us all come and have fun for a good cause,” he said.

The church is known for holding events aimed at bringing cheer to the Rugare community having once hosted other musicians such as Mathias Mhere.

“We are thrilled to be hosting the veteran Nyabinde. He will be supported by Marimba Edenga and the resident group Ngariende St Luke choir. This is going to be a big event in which we are celebrating our 19th anniversary as the UMC Rugare St Luke and also raise funds for our church building which is now on window level and parsonage,” one of the organisers Givemore Mafunga said.

Reverend Benjamin Nyanungo told the Daily News that this is not a profit making event but a family event open to the community.
He said even in their celebrations they will also be remembering the victims of the Cyclone Idai.

“This is a family event open to everyone. We always strive to include everyone in our community hence bringing in these musicians. Our duty is to serve the society and bringing souls to God. As we will be at the event, we will not forget the victims of the cyclone and we give them hope that there is life after tragedy. We are currently collecting aid to assist people there,” he said.

In making the event a family fun day, Wellington Chikari who is also in the organising team said there will also be a food exhibition.
“We will have a food exhibition, local and exotic dishes will be showcased. There will also be a children play centre,” he said.

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