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Iyasa strikes gold

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Bulawayo-based multiple award–winning performing arts group, Inkululeko Yabatsha School of Arts (Iyasa)’s artistic skills have courted the attention of a Harare restaurant which has contracted them to perform at the official launch of their new menu on Friday.

The new menu is a branchild of Zimbabwean-based Belgian, Genevieve Trepant, who runs Cocoa Tree Shop & Cafe in Borrowdale.

The café’s public relations officer, Yvonne Chiwara, said the new menu is set to make an impact on their clientele.

“In launching this event, we have collaborated with Zimbabwe’s finest in terms of arts and fashion,” she said.

Speaking at their rehearsals ahead of the Friday event, Nkululeko Dube, the Director of Iyasa said the guests will be blown away by the act they will present at the launch.

“We were approached by these guys in Harare who are launching a new menu for their coffee shop and we were asked to come up with an act that goes along with the theme.

I must say it was a challenge for us but we have managed to come up with a very interesting act.

All those who will attend the function will be blown away,” said Dube.

He added that the whole concept will be interesting as they have incorporated models as part of the act.

“We are trying a different concept by incorporating models into the whole act.

We will also be bringing in some of the acts we do on international tours so that the day will be a memorable one,” he said.

During the launch Anna Knuth, the name behind the label Countess K will present her latest range, a fabulous, colour-filled fusion of denim and java prints.

Iyasa have taken part in product launches before, and the latest was at the official launch of Bantu Rovers Football Club in Bulawayo.

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