THE FESTIVE season is upon us and it will be a hive of activity with Bulawayo hosting a number of gigs starting on Christmas Day.
The king of sungura Alick Macheso and the Ochestra Mberikwazvo band will today set the Bulawayo Aphitheatre on fire.
Tafadzwa Maridhadhi, organiser of the gig, said fans were in for a treat this festive season.
“Sungura lovers have a reason to smile about this Christmas as we are giving them a Christmas present in the form of the sungura maestro-Alick Macheso,” he said.
After the Bulawayo gig Macheso will perform in the gold mining town of Kwekwe on Friday at Jessie Gardens.
House music fans will be the biggest winners as South Africa-based disc jockey Oskido would be at Stop Over Bar at an event dubbed the “All White Party” where revellers are encouraged to dress in white.
On Friday, Queens Cricket Club will host the mother-of-all festive gigs the “Kalawa Jazmee Homecoming” invasion.
The show will begin in the afternoon and will run until the next day, with a rich line-up of more than 10 Kalawa Jazmee members including Oskido, Doctor Malinga, Professor, DJ Zinhle, Berita, Tony Digital, Candy, Character,Thebe and Pepsi.
Heavy K of the Wena fame and Uhuru, popular for their track Y Tjukutja featuring Oskido and Professor are expected to serenade fans on the night.
The organiser of the show Vusimuzi Siqalaba, said the gig was for people to enjoy time with friends and relatives who have been away during the year.
“The gig is meant to celebrate the festive season with injiva. We celebrate with music that holds people together and house music holds Bulawayo together,” he said.
“It is also an opportunity for kalawa Jazmee to plant back the love and support that they have been shown by their Zimbabwean fans. The crew is happy and appreciates the support from Bulawayo and holding such event is vital for both the artistes and the fans.”