Urban Groovers visit the sick


The Urban Grooves Association (Uga), whose members have long been despised because of the content of their music, visited the sick at Parirenyatwa Hospital in a show of social responsibility.
Urban grooves music, which is mainly borrowed from Western rap and hip hop, has often been viewed as out of touch with African realities.
Most of the urban groovers moved from one ward to another talking to patients and giving them fruits.The musicians included Cindy Mujavi, Winky D, Sanii Makhalima, Extra Large, Trevor Dongo, Leonard Mapfumo.
Power FM disc jockey, Liyanda Kandiero, was also present, together with Uga public relations officer, Joe Machingura. Uga distributed goodies to patients. Machingura said the sick would be encouraged by the act.
“This experience gives us the other side of life that bad things can happen to anyone anytime so we need to care for each other as humans,” said Machingura.
One could see the faces of patients lightening up after seeing their favorite celebrities giving them fruits and talking to them. Friends and relatives of the sick expressed delight at the urban groovers’ gesture, and some of them took time to have photo shoots with their celebrities.
“I am happy to be part of this great deed. This kind of thing is also part of my church programme,” said Cindy.