UPCOMING artiste from Pamberi Trust’s Female Literary Arts and Music Enterprise (Flame) Kessia Magosha will perform at Chimanimani Arts Festival tonight.
Since 2009, Magosha has consistently wowed audiences at the special female-centric open mic platform, Sistaz Open Mic and earlier this year left a lasting impression when she danced at the Kumabhebhi Concert.
“Magosha is one of Zimbabwe’s most exciting new musical talents who has been performing for over 11 years and her signature deep voice and energetic stage style has earned her acclaim in Zimbabwe and abroad,” said Pamberi Trust spokesperson Batsirai Chigama.
Specialising in contemporary Afro-jazz with flavours of reggae and rhumba, Magosha has been performing since she was 19 years old when she first performed as a back-up singer for reggae band, Crucial Mix in 1999.
She was promoted to lead singer and has shared the stage with The Soul Brothers and Dorothy Masuka and from 2008 to 2010 she performed at the International Images Film Festival and at the Solo Festival at Pakare Paye.
“She has also performed at the Winter Jazz Festivsl at Jazz 105 in 2011 and in 1999 featured at the Chimanimani Arts Festival as part of the band, Crucial Mix,” said Chigama.
He said last year the energetic dancer completed training at the Copa School of Performing Arts in Johanesburg, South Africa where she learnt voice techniques, stage craft, composing and aspects of the music business.
Chigama added that she had just completed her first album which will be released in September and has performed in Zimbabwe and South Africa and will tour Zambia towards the end of this month.
“Magosha is passionate about music and performing and infuses her contemporary style of music with traditional elements and folk songs,” he said.