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Black Umfolosi rocks Canada

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THE quest to continue exports of Zimbabwean culture to the world continues for leading imbube and traditional dance ensemble Black Umfolosi currently on a month-long tour of Canada.

BY SAKHELENI NXUMALO

Formed way back in 1982 by a group of schoolmates, Black Umfolosi has over the years become one of the country’s leading cultural ambassadors.

During their current Canadian tour, they are showcasing their latest project, a 12-track album titled Umhlaba.

The album was produced by Dumisani Ramadu of Walks of Life fame and was released in June under the Austria-based 10th District music label.

Group spokesperson Thomeki Dube said the group was on the last leg of the tour that began on July 2 in Ontario.

“Currently we are in British Columbia where we are showcasing at the Bella Coola Music Festival which got underway on Friday 17 July and will run until Tuesday 21 July. We have been performing all across Canada at big outdoor festivals since it is summer and we will be rounding off the tour with more performances in Mission, British Columbia from 23 to 26 July,” Dube said.

There are six group members on the current tour — Dube, Sotsha Moyo, Austin Chisare, Alec Ncube, Brian and Thethelela Moyo.

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