Musical bands drawn from the country’s 10 provinces are gearing up for this year’s Chibuku Road to Fame dance competition finals scheduled to take place in Harare on September 17 at the Glamis Arena.
The groups Ancient Tribes (Mashonaland West), Nyampi Stars (Bulawayo), Sunrise Jazz Band (Manicaland), Afro Vision (Midlands), Coal Miners (Matabeleland North), Motor Supersounds (Matabeleland South), Feel Africa (Masvingo), Little Swallows (Mashonaland East), Munandi Express (Harare) and R J Zvavapachena (Mashonaland Central) will all converge in Harare next week for the finals.
The group which will come out tops will walk away with $5 000 and a recording contract from Gramma Records. The second group will walk away with
$4 000 while the third will pocket $3 000.
Patricia Murambinda, Delta Beverages marketing manager said this year’s edition was going to be bigger and better.
A lot of acts have been lined up for the event including superstar Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi, Alick Macheso, Tongai “Dhewa” Moyo and Allan Chimbetu.
“Tuku will be the opening act at the event. He will be driving the ‘drink responsibly’ message as we want our consumers to be responsible,” said Murambinda.
Last year’s Chibuku Road to Fame winners, Club Shanga, will be guest performers.
Chibuku Road to Fame was launched in 2001 by the National Arts Council of Zimbabwe in collaboration with Delta Beverages.
The main objective of the talent-search competition is to promote young aspiring musicians to interact with established artists so as to assist them record their music.