Partygoers await weekend festivities | the herald
Tafadzwa Zimoyo Senior Art Reporter
With the cold wave hitting the country in unreliable and unpredictable ways, we are only reminded that it is still winter and for those who do go out, be sure to wear or wear warm clothes.
Partygoers are once again reminded that the Covid-19 virus is still with us and that they must adhere to guidelines and restrictions in order to stay safe.
The weekend has just started and many events are taking place across the country.
According to a survey by The Herald Arts and Entertainment bureau, here are some shows taking place this weekend.
Chibuku Neshamwari Festival goes to Gwanda
The first event took place in Harare province where Mufakose-based nyau dance group “Dedza” were crowned the winners of the provincial Chibuku Neshamwari dance festival at Makuluwani Bar last month.
A few other provinces have hosted their competitions and this weekend the festival organizers have announced that they will be in Gwanda. Dedza, which is made up of 15 members, picked up $2,500 and a spot to represent Harare in the final scheduled for Gweru on August 4.
Delta Corporation’s General Manager of Corporate Affairs, Patricia Murambinda, said, “The Chibuku Neshamwari Dance Festival will hold dance competitions, where participants from all 10 provinces of Zimbabwe will perform and compete against each other.
“The first three winning groups will receive a cash prize. This will then culminate in a national final where the winners from all 10 provinces will compete to be crowned the overall winners.
Murambinda said the festival has become important in promoting and ensuring that traditional dances, which are one of the local crucial intangible cultural heritages, are celebrated.
“Dance and music have played an important role in how people interact, celebrate and tell about our past,” she said. “To this end, the Chibuku Neshamwari Traditional Dance Festival has kept alive the many traditional dances that define the country and its people.”
Benefit dinner for the champions of the Moot
Everything is set tonight for the fundraising cocktail for the Zimbabwe Moot team to be held at the Dominican Convent High School.
The event, which aims to raise funds for the National High School Advocacy Team of Zimbabwe, which was crowned champions of the 2022 International Advocacy Competition held late last month.
They want to go to the world final in Romania.
The event will be hosted by Tafadzwa Mukoyi and entertainment will be provided by the mbira, marimba and cassa choirs of the Dominican convent.
The competition team was made up of 11 members from different secondary schools in Zimbabwe and competed against 15 other teams from around the world in the competition which was held online this year.
We wish them good luck.
Nutty O, Winky D, Jah Prayzah on stage
It’s done and the wait is over!
Tomorrow, all roads lead to the Harare International Conference Center for the highly publicized show dubbed the “Redefined Show” hosted by Gateway Streams Music.
The event will see Winky D, Jah Prayzah and Nutty O share the stage with disc jockey Iroq on the turntable.
Commenting on the show, Dj Iroq promised fireworks and he said it was all about Zimbabwe. “On my playlist, I will only promote local music from yesteryear, sungura type and urban grooves among others,” he said.
The show will be hosted by radio personality Kudzayi Violet Gwara (KVG).
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