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Hope Masike, Busi Ncube to clash at ZimFest in Norway
26/08/2015 00:00:00
by Wendy Muperi
 
Oslo-bound ... Hope Masike
 
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ZIMBABWEAN mbira soul artist Hope Masike is set to battle it out with True Love hit-maker Busi Ncube at this year’s edition of Zimfest in Oslo, Norway.

Zimfest is a three-day event which celebrates culture. It was founded by Ncube last year and this year’s edition kicks-off on Friday at Nordic Black Theatre Cafeteatret in Oslo.

“After a successful launch in 2015 all is set for the second annual Zimfest in Oslo Norway,” said a news release this Wednesday.

“Head-lining this year’s event will be world renowned Zimbabwean mbira soul artist Hope Masike who will be the artist in residence performing her own set as well as featuring alongside a number of artists on the bill.

“Also featured will be innovative hip hop act, The Monkeynuts.

“The Zimbabwean contingent is rounded off with Ncube and Rina Mushonga, the very talented Netherlands based singer songwriter who returns to the Zimfest stage in another city this time and Oslo based Dj Ranga Kings.”

Also to feature is Norwegian Mbira artist Hanna von Bergen who will perform collaboration with Masike, Monoswezi (a collective of musicians originally from Mozambique, Norway, Sweden and Zimbabwe with a common passion for traditional African music).

Delegates will also celebrate cultures through workshops, talks, stalls, a children’s programme as well as an afternoon braai featuring traditional Zimbabwean cuisine in a relaxed and family friendly environment.

Zimfest Oslo is part of Zimfest #InYourCity which seeks to encourage Zimbabweans and friends of Zimbabwe to host similar events around the world.

London, Perth, Brisbane, Cape Town and Harare are other cities in which the event has been held.



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