New Year Eve hip-hop gig on cards

BULAWAYO’S award-winning promoter DJ Mark Vusani of the DJ’s Hangout movement fame is set to host a New Year’s Eve gig “It’s bigger than hip-hop” in Luveve this afternoon at KO SUCCESS shopping forecourt.

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Over 20 artistes are set to showcase their talents, including upcoming and established artistes, at the show that starts at midday.

Upcoming local talent such as Thorne (MC), Klap, MaEli Ruffian, Upperclass, MixBrd, Kapadia, Frost and SWK, will blaze the stage and entertain revellers.

Vusani said the sole purpose of the gig was to promote local talent through the hip-hop genré and to give DJs a platform to be embraced by people from the township (ekasi).

“I got an award pushing this movement together with Thorne, P2daOH and POZee and it’s more like giving back to the community as it is a free show in collaboration with the Luveve shopping outlet, KO SUCCESS,” Vusani said.

The DJs’ line-up includes the seasoned Frank Daice, SeaRoss, Lloyd Mxtapes, FLX, VJ feel G and Becks.

Later tonight, Vusani will head to the Eternal Ecstasy Shutdown 2 countdown at the Insomnia Pub and Grill in Hwange along the Victoria Falls Road for the crossover party that will end on New Year’s Day.

Meanwhile, the Selbourne Hotel’s Terrace Gardens will tonight host the Tata Mojo Band in a special party by dubbed Goodbye 2014.

The band is expected to light up the house with its energetic performances.

Dave Ncube, Sekunjalo Investments director, said people must come for the end-of-year jazz gig.

“We are calling upon all jazz lovers to come as our local group will be shutting down the year for us,” he said.

“This year we promoted a lot of local jazz artistes so that we could revive the genré and cater for the old, mature crowd in the city of Bulawayo.”

Ncube said they would be bringing regional acts to perform at the Terrace Gardens.

“As from next year we will be bringing a lot of jazz artistes from the region,” he said.

“We are still in the process of negotiating with various jazz artistes in South Africa, among other Sadc countries. We believe this year we did our part in promoting local talent and we are planning to go outside the country so that we could treat our patrons to quality entertainment that has an international flair.”

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