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Black Umfolosi’s successful European sojourn

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Acclaimed Zimbabwean a cappella group, Black Umfolosi, have returned from a two-month tour of Europe that ended two weeks ago.

Addressing a Press conference on Tuesday, Tomeki Dube and Sotsha Moyo, both founder members of the popular group, said the tour was a big success and they were looking forward to performing at the Unity Gala to be held in Bulawayo on December 10.

“We will perform at the gala and feature our hit song Unity which we composed in 1987 following the signing of the Unity Accord between Zanu PF and PF Zapu,” said Dube.

He said during the tour, the group performed in the United Kingdom, Wales, Canada as well as the United States.

“We have been performing in Europe from as far back as 1990. There is no country in that part of the world we have not performed in,” added Moyo.
He said Black Umfolosi members always interacted with the audience after performances to explain what their songs meant.

“We have received a lot of support internationally because of that, besides the fact we have shared the stage with stars such as Jimmy Cliff, Craig David and Mariah Carey,” he said.

Moyo added Diasporans in Europe also came to watch them perform and were still interested in finding out more about the economic and social environment back home.

Moyo said following economic recession throughout the world, they have had to cut down the number of performers for overseas trips from eight to five.

“Five of us have been touring for four years now owing to economic recession and the high airfare charges,” he said.

In January next year, the group will release another album as part of their 30th anniversary celebrations. They have released nine albums to date.

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