Popular music talent showcase, Chibuku Road to Fame, explodes into life tomorrow with provincial finals for Matabeleland South at Mankomo Beer Hall in Gwanda.
Nine groups from the province will square up for a ticket to the national final that takes place at the traditional venue, Glamis Arena, Harare, on September 29. This will follow a series of back-to-back weekend performances in each of the countrys 10 provinces.
This years events come in the golden jubilee of our brand, Chibuku, and we expect a very high standard of performances across all provinces leading to the main event at Glamis Arena in September, reads part of a statement from Delta Beverages.
The Chibuku brand is passionate about the development of the arts and our solid partnership with the National Arts Council (NACZ) is not only about identifying and nurturing artistic talent at the grassroots, but is also an opportunity for our consumers to celebrate life in dance and song.
Now in its 12th year, the talent search has unearthed a slew of raw talent on the music scene since partnering with NACZ in 2001. Past winner, Romeo Gasa is currently riding high as one of the break-out stars of the year.
Local greats such as the late Tongai Moyo, Alick Macheso and superstar Oliver Mtukudzi, have graced the finals as guest artists and performers in the past editions.
In addition to Chibuku Road to Fame, Delta and NACZ will also be unveiling the Neshamwari Traditional Dance Festival which will be running parallel to the Road to Fame, with the 2012 maiden event taking place in Mutapa, Gweru, tomorrow.
Chibuku-Neshamwari Traditional Dance Festival highlights the best traditional Zimbabwean folk dances and aims to be a key medium in conserving local arts and culture.
Harare nyau dancer, Villa 1 Nyau, won the Neshamwari competitions last year at an event held at the Glamis Arena in Harare.