ZITF weekend gigs light up Bulawayo

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BULAWAYO last week rose from its entertainment slumber with the city hosting many gigs as artistes drawn from various parts of the country took advantage of the buzz created by the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair.

BY LUYANDUHLOBO MAKWATI

The major highlight of the festivities was the joint show by sungura ace Alick Macheso and Jah Prayzah that was held at Amphitheatre on Saturday night.

Macheso put up a splendid performance that saw revellers dancing for the better half of the night.

The highly energetic Macheso with his Orchestra Mberikwazvo did a number of unique dance routines that wowed the fans.

Revellers soon joined in Macheso’s Borrowdale and Zora Butter dances.

Soon after Macheso’s performance, Jah Prayzah changed the tempo of the night and his chart topping hits were well received by revellers.

The fun had however begun on Friday night when Sulumani Chimbetu treated his legion of fans at Club Royal to an assortment of fun.

The dendera maestro gave fans full value for their money. The event lived up to its billing as fans were mesmerised by hits like Batanai Munhu and some renditions of Simon Chimbetu’s songs.

The club security had to work all night long to make sure revellers were protected from rowdy youths who were too drunk at the show.

Bouncers had a torrid time trying to maintain order at the venue. However, all the proceedings went well.

Hartsfield Rugby Ground was the venue for the ZITF Zimdancehall shut down show that attracted a youthful crowd.

Top Zimdancehall artistes who included Guspy Warrior and Freeman thrilled the hordes of youths who attended the show.

Bev and Sexy Angels winded up the festivities in the city with a performance at The Joint pub at Nkulumane Complex on Sunday night.