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Bongo Love strike mega deal, set for another Mapfumo gig


FRESH from serenading fans during at a sold-out gig at the Nectar Lounge in Seattle, United States, during a joint tour with self-exiled Chimurenga guru Thomas “Mukanya” Mapfumo, Bongo Love continues to conquer.

Simbarashe Manhango

The group has signed a one year deal with Cirque Zuma Zuma, one of the biggest African shows that features an entirely unique action of African acrobats comprising of distinctive individuals from across African nations.

Described as an African-style Cirque du Soleil, Cirque Zuma Zuma packs every show with non-stop action and incredible features that keep audiences on the edges of their seats.

Bongo Love becomes the first group from Southern Africa to strike this major deal.

The deal will also see Bongo Love embark on an adventure tour of the US and China.

In an interview with NewsDay, lead vocalist John Mambira said: “We are very delighted to have extended our stay here in the US and most importantly having struck this deal that has so much bearing on our stature and curriculum vitae.

“The humbling factor is that as a group we have the honor to represent our country and put it on the map. It is always awesome when one does their country proud in every right.

“This deal also presents us with exciting prospects for our music moving forward and presents us with endless possibilities to represent Zimbabwe anyway in the world.”

The directing and production for this year long show begins on Friday in Salem, Oregon, America.

Bongo Love will also ignite the romance with Mukanya with whom they shared the stage upon their arrival in America in June.

This time the show is back by public demand and the duo will meet at the Nectar Lounge again to round up the summer season on September 12 during an event dubbed “Zimbabwe Rising”.

“It is always a bomb of an adventure to keep on courting the attention of Mapfumo and perform alongside this legend for the third time. The affair is always about Southern African rhythms and we can only imagine having to do that at home,” Mambira said.

Bongo love also hinted that they are currently in talks with the Chimurenga guru to do a single they hope to bring back home after rounding up their adventure.

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