Mzansi stars jet in for Jacaranda fest

Award-winning music stars Mi Casa and pop legend Yvonne Chaka Chaka are expected to land at the Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport tomorrow ahead of their performance at the Jacaranda Music Festival at Hellenic Sports Club in Harare on Saturday.

BY WINSTONE ANTONIO

Festival director Walter Wanyanya told NewsDay Life & Style yesterday that it was all systems go for the one-day event likely to attract significant regional interest, with the performing artistes promising fireworks.

“We are really ready now, the Jacaranda Music Festival is here, everything is in place we are just now waiting for Saturday as the artistes are also very excited, Yvonne is super excited to be coming home and so is Mi Casa,” he said.

“The guys that are doing all the set up for sound are already on site doing that, by Friday morning we should be done setting up the sound and everything will be in place as we get ready to be celebrating life.”

Wanyanya said the festival seeks to bring different genres on one stage, creating a vibrant environment for music lovers in Zimbabwe to enjoy good live music.

He said from the response they are getting, the festival promises to be bigger and better next year.

The foreign artistes will share the stage with music superstar Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi, internationally-acclaimed Afro-fusion group, Mokoomba, The Movement, Jesa, Mbeu, Blessing Chimanga, Evicted, Berita Khumalo and Gemma Griffiths.

According to the concert’s proposed programme, wheel spinner DJ Chucknosis will open the show at 12 noon with Chaka Chaka expected to take to the stage at 7:55pm hrs before leaving the stage for Mtukudzi at 9:05pm. The Neria hitmaker will then hand over the microphone to Mi Casa at 10:30pm with The Movement shutting down the concert after the Mzansi group’s performance.

The advance tickets for the festival that are pegged at $10 and can be purchased at Techtools and at www.clicknpay.africa.

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