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$7k Chibuku music finals slated for Saturday next week

HARARE’S Glamis Stadium will next week Saturday reverberate with song and dance as 10 groups, all sungura and afro fusion, clash in the Chibuku Road to Fame national finals.
The finals are a culmination of provincial events that took place in the last two months where music and dance groups clashed for the spot to represent their provinces.
Most of the provincial representatives are new kids in the music scene as they are competing for the first time and are in the running for the grand $7000 prize money, up from last year’s $5000.
One of the organisers of the annual fete, Kuda Chimwanda said all provinces are represented in the national finals.
“The national finals are set for September 24 at Glamis Stadium in Harare and we have completed the provincial finals with each province coming up with a representative,” he said.
The host province Harare will be represented by Adequate Sounds, a sungura outfit while Bulawayo will also be represented by a surprise sungura outfit Kupenya Stars.
Midlands, Mashonaland Central and Masvingo provinces are also represented by sungura outfits-Murinye Express, RJ Zvavapachena and Orchestra Mafaro Chete respectively.
Matabeleland South and Mashonaland West are represented by afro jazz groups Zonda Mathakathi and Jazz Crooners respectively.
For Matabeleland North, Mashonaland East and Manicaland provinces, afro fusion outfits dominated the provincial finals to win the national slot.
From Matabeleland North it is Hwange based Shantani that will represent the province while African Roots and Sunrise Jazz Band will represent Mashonaland East and Manicaland respectively.
Going into the nationals, the groups are $1000 richer each, a price they won for coming tops in the provincial finals.
Winners of the national finals are guaranteed $3000 prize money.
Chibuku Road to Fame targets music and dance groups that mostly uses instruments such as guitars as it seeks to develop and grow upcoming artists in the country.Advertisement