The China Disabled Peoples Performing Art Troupe put up an enthralling performance at the Celebration Centre on Wednesday evening.
The group made up of hearing impaired performers, kept the auditorium at the edge of their seats throughout the performances. To many who were seeing the group perform for the first time, it was a fascinating experience to have impaired instrumentalists producing a spectacular beat.
Some of the acts they performed on the night are Scent of a Woman performed by a blind boy and a hearing impaired girl, Yellow Earth, My Dream, A Treat of Art and A Touch of Heart, among many others.
To match the colour on stage the event was attended by a colourful audience that cut across the social spectrum, but dominated by Chinese nationals in the country. Speaking after the event, Speaker of Parliament, Lovemore Moyo, said he was enthralled by the ability of the Chinese to mix cultures.
The way they mix a variety of music genres shows they are a dynamic people with an immense ability to adapt. It is a lesson to us as Zimbabweans on how we should treat members of our society with impairments.
Being disabled is not the end of the world. We should assist the disabled to make their lives as normal as possible, said Moyo.
The troupe was brought to the country by the Chinese Embassy and the Zimbabwe Chinese Business Association.