THREE Zimbabwean gospel musicians will headline the Ultimate Praise Concert in Texas, United States of America next weekend.
The concert to be held under the theme, “It’s more than an experience”, is being organised by Harvest International Church. It has been slated for the 15th of August at Northpointe Church.
The three chart-topping artistes to feature at the event are Mkhululi Bhebhe, Takesure Ncube and Mathias Mhere.
In an interview, one of the concert organisers, Enock Mupoperi, said they chose the trio because of their contribution to the gospel music scene in Zimbabwe.
“Harvest International Church has been home to many Zimbabwean gospel artistes who tour North America,” said Mupoperi.
“This year as a church we have decided to host three chat topping gospel musicians from Zimbabwe, Mathias Mhere, Mkhululi Bhebhe and Takesure Zamar Ncube.
“Moments of Worship Concert, to be held on the 15th of August, will be a mix of deep worship and ultimate praise and, to achieve that, we have a line-up of powerful supporting acts.
“We chose these three artists because of their massive contribution to Zimbabwe gospel music and it’s time to bring them into the American soil, both to bless the diasporans and America at large.”
Contacted for comments, the three musicians expressed delight at the opportunity to travel to America.
“It will be awesome to share the stage with the saints of God,” said Bhebhe.
“I believe the gospel music industry in Zimbabwe is at a crucial point where so many changes are taking place.
“I believe that this is the perfect time to show our unity as Zimbabwean artists so that we don’t only touch the world with our music but also show a unity of purpose.”
Bhebhe is currently making waves in South Africa where he is working with the inimitable Joyous Celebration choir.
Recently two other Zimbabwean musicians in Takesure Ncube and Eric Moyo were incorporated into the award winning South African music group.
Mathias Mhere said: God is blessing our ministry, doors are opening as our music is being received internationally.
“Moreover the industry is growing as we are getting opportunities to share the stage with other gospel artistes thereby forging a unified force in praise and worship.”Advertisement
Ncube said the opportunity came at the right time for him.
“It is really an honour and I see it as an open door from God, I have never to the States, it will be my first time to go there.
“I am getting myself prepared for the event and I am quite sure it will be worth it.”
He added: “It is not my first time to share the stage with the other two musicians.
“I share the stage with Mkhululi almost every weekend, as you know, I am now part of Joyous Celebration.
“Mathias Mhere and I come a long way, we have been ministering together for a long time and we have done many concerts together.”
The artistes said gospel music in the country is going the right direction and has managed to penetrate international markets.
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