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Free to Worship Gospel Group 5 yr Milestone Concert A "Resounding Success", 6 Econet bosses attended. 
28/10/2015 00:00:00
by Mirriam Kwenda Mutize
 
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THE Free to Worship Gospel group Saturday played before a full house, treating fans to an intimate, nostalgic night of reminiscing as they performed the crowd’s favourite songs from all four of their projects.

The show was held at the Centre for Carnival Arts in Luton.

True to African tradition, musicians (Aaron Manatsa, Obert Mazivisa, Munya Mhunduru, Elizabeth (Liz) Sibanda Adams, Loveness Mukutirwa, Zex Taku Manatsa, Dumi Ncube, Cleopatra Mugadza, Emily Rutendo Changa, Ashley Tafadza Kupaza, Bridget Ndanga, Sharon Manatsa, Elizabeth (Liz) Mhlanga, Tsungai Tsikirai, and Praise Chirombo) emerged through the isle and greeted their audience with the customary, curtseying and clapping.

They shook hands, nodded heads, smiled and spoke with their fans. 

Perhaps music director Aaron Manatsa put it in a nutshell when he said: "The concert was all about the fans, as they (artists) had taken their journey together with the fans.  

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"This is our thank you fans concert, without you we would not be here."

A fan added: “The long awaited reunion was bliss, the anticipation had been long. We were elated; thrilled to be precise. We wish them success in their upcoming project." 

The choir exhibited pure unadulterated talent. The musical director dictated the mood flow through a well thought out, synchronised and well-rehearsed song arrangement.

The sequence ranged from the audience thriller, energetic 'museve' to devotional presentations.

There were also moments of impromptu creativity influenced by the group's Southern African traditional roots as the momentum of the show heightened in response to the exhilarated audience.

A twist to the concert was the presentation of the hit' "Rumbidzwai Ishe" by the male vocalist Munya Mhunduru.

The night had started off with the corporate world stalls in the reception area before the curtain raising performance by the budding upcoming artist, Jess Priestly. 

DJ Eric Knight (The General) captivated the crowd and had the audience in stitches with his jokes.

Event sponsors showcased their portfolios which gave the audience access to convenient products that are necessary for diaspora lifestyle.



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Products showcased included Diaspora Funeral Cash Plan and Ecocash/wallet money transfers made easy by the Chitoro/Econet venture.  Goldsmith personnel, Rose of Sharon Care Services, Chiltern Support & Housing, Safe Hands Live In Care and Veneka Jewellery also exhibited their products. 

Mr Sarireni, the Production Manager, saluted the sponsors for their generosity and contributions, which made all the preparations for the concert less of a challenge.

A team of up to six Econet executives flew from Africa to attend the concert.

Organisers said they are looking forward to a lasting and fruitful partnership with Econet and other sponsors as they embark on future projects

Free to Worship organisers said they will be auditioning for musicians in preparation for the 2016 Live DVD recording Project 5

 

 

 

 


 
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