Zahara performs in Bulawayo


South Africas latest pop sensation, songwriter and guitarist, Zahara (real name Bulelwa Mkutukana), who is scheduled to perform in Harare on March 2, will have a second dance with Zimbabwean music fans two days later in Bulawayo.

Zahara is scheduled to perform at Bulawayo Athletic Club on March 4 after her show at Harare International Conference Centre.

She is expected in Harare on March 1. Organisers of the Bulawayo leg, Pandave Promotions, said they will host a family show and give fans a chance to interact with the pop diva.

The show will start in the afternoon and we will have a number of local supporting acts that will entertain audiences before Zahara comes on stage. We have decided to make it a family show because her music appeals across generations, said Tawanda Chingara of Pandave Promotions.

Because it is a family show, we will have many fun games for children and organisation has so far been smooth. Our visits to Bulawayo have shown music fans are waiting for the show expectantly. We hope it will be a historic event.

Willis Wataffi will be among a host of local disc jockeys and musicians who will curtain-raise for Zahara.

The Loliwe hitmaker will jet into the country accompanied by a 10-member band that will back her at both shows.

The talented Eastern Cape-born and bred 23-year-old singer-songwriters 12-track album Loliwe (train in the Xhosa language) has taken the music industry by storm considering that its her debut album.

The album has club anthems Loliwe and Lengoma featuring DJ Sbu who is also her producer. Other tracks on the album are Umthwalo, Xa Bendingena Mama, Ndize, Inwadencane, My Guitar, Thekwana, Away, Brand New Day and Shine.

It will be Zaharas first visit to Zimbabwe. Promoters of both shows have promised to bring her back later this year if the first tour is successful.