Shamva hosts Independence music extravaganza


Mafaro Promotions will on Sunday host a mini-gala as part of Independence celebrations at Wadzanai Gardens in Shamva.

The event which is Mafaro Promotions’ first ever Independence music gala in Shamva will start at 2pm and end in the wee hours of the next morning with performances from some of the country’s well known musicians and dancers.

“We are going to have popular musicians like Pastor Charles and Olivia Charamba, Olinda Marowa, Paradzai Mesi and R&K African Sounds to mention a few,” said the event organiser, Joseph Kufandiko.

He said other performances would be by Cave Man, Almaxton and local dance groups like Shamva Queens and Future Leaders from Bindura among others.

Kufandiko said they were hosting the event to show the nation that even though Shamva was a small town, its people are happy to be celebrating the country’s independence.

“We have so much to offer at the event including competitions to entertain revellers and we are inviting people from other cities to come and see how we celebrate big national events in Shamva,” he said.

Kufandiko said the event would make this year’s Independence Day a public holiday to remember for many people in the small mining town.

He said the event was likely to be fireworks galore since shows of such magnitude are rarely held in Shamva.

He said it was also important to frequently host such big events against special national holidays like the Independence Day as a way of exhibiting the spirit of national unity and togetherness in remote areas.

“We hope people are going to come in their numbers to celebrate this day with us and we are urging people from bigger cities surrounding us to come and support the event,” said Kufandiko.