Austria-based Zimbabwean choral group Insingizi will perform at the Darling Music Experience festival in Cape Town, South Africa, over the weekend.
The group, which is made up of Vusa Mkhaya, Dumisani Moyo and Nqobizitha Nkomo — all from Bulawayo — is famed for its a cappella style accompanied by African drums, clapping and whistles. It will be its first time to perform in South Africa.
The festival runs from tomorrow to Sunday and Insingizi is billed to perform on Saturday afternoon. Speaking to NewsDay early this week, Mkhaya confirmed that the group would be part of the annual arts festival.
“We have been fortunate to be called to perform at the annual Darling Music Experience which will be held just a few kilometres outside Cape Town. It will be our first time performing in South Africa and we are really excited.
“We have been all over the world with our music but we rarely perform in Africa, our home soil. We feel it is high time we brought the music back to our people and very soon we will be performing in Zimbabwe,” said Mkhaya.
Only last week Mkhaya made the nation proud when he was part of 400 African artistes at the eighth edition of the Sauti za Busara music festival in Tanzania.
In South Africa, Insingizi will be joined by renowned pianist Roland Guggenbichler and will blend a fusion of traditional African music and European classic music, termed Mozulu Art.