SALUKAZI Centre is organising Africa Day celebrations in Bulawayo in style, with a music concert dubbed Africa Day in Njube 2018 featuring an array of music acts including IYASA, Cal_vin, T1NDA, Mzoe 7, Umkhathi, Ezimnyama, Khaya Arts, Bhamuza, Gazi Elimnyama, MK Arthur, JB Jigga, Indosakusa, Mandla Da Comedian and Khoi Khoi.
BY SHARON SIBINDI
The event, established last year, is the brain child of Mema Arts Zimbabwe and Kaisa Dance Ensemble, led by Bruce Ncube and Derrick Tembo respectively.
Ncube told Southern Eye Life & Style that the concert seeks to bridge a gap through bringing local artists to Njube.
“The music show is aimed at giving musicians a chance to interact with a crowd they rarely meet in the city, while also allowing music lovers a chance to watch their favourite musicians live within the proximity of their residences without worrying about transport and falling victim to thugs as they make their way back home from town,” he said
Ncube said their aim was to make the event a family show and they were using the universal language of music to bring people together.
“Art, especially music, has a wide affinity among people. It has no colour, creed, societal status and tribe, but is enjoyed across the world,” he said.
Ncube said in order to accommodate as many fans as possible, they would not charge entrance fees.
“We are not aiming at making a profit from the event, but rather, to create a concert that can create memories for the spectators and new audiences for the musicians,” he said.