A member of popular South African group Mafikizolo, Theo Kgosinkwe, is billed to perform at the Tourism Night music extravaganza on October 8 at Borrowdale Racecourse in Harare.
Theo, a singer, songwriter and producer is popular for his wedding track, Umphathe Kahle, and tracks with Nhlanhla Nciza as Mafikizolo that include Emlanjeni, Nisixotshelani, Ndihamba Nawe, Sibongile, Marabi, Gug’ othandayo and his love tracks, Usi sthandwa sam’, Ukhona and Grateful.
Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) head of public relations, events and protocol Sugar Chagonda said this year’s event was going to be different.
“The ZTA have added a new dimension to the show by partnering with the Spin Fest which will see selected BMW drivers from South Africa gracing the Spin Fest which will be held on the afternoon of the Tourism Night after a street parade,” said Chagonda.
“Also, a lot of entertainment has been lined up for the day, which will be a family day including competitions and jumping castles for children.”
Chagonda said Tourism Night was going to be held after Spin Fest which will also be held at the racecourse. Local artists Sulumani Chimbetu, Winky D, and Sebastian Magacha will also perform at the event.
“We are still to put more local artists in the line-up as the event is going to have traditional, gospel, urban grooves, and sungura music so as to provide entertainment for everyone,” said Chagonda.
Tourism Night, which runs concurrently with the Sanganai/Hlanganani Travel Expo, is hosted every year by ZTA.
This year’s expo which will run from October 8 to 12 has been moved from the traditional venue, Harare Exhibition Park to the Harare International Conference Centre (HICC).
“We had to move the expo to the HICC after players complained about the facilities at the showgrounds, which they said were not good for tourism purposes,” said Chagonda.
He added that a total of 170 exhibitors from Indonesia, South Sudan and United Arab Emirates among other countries and buyers drawn from countries such as Germany, China Czech Republic, Japan and Poland were expected to participate at the expo.
Over the years, acts such as Ringo Madlingozi, Djouna the Big One, Awilo Longomba’s brother and dance group have performed at Tourism Night with Nigerian actors Ejike Asiegbu and Chinedu Ikedieze making surprise appearances.