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Bulawayo City 'Celebrated' in UK

by Staff Reporter
01 Aug 2016 at 18:00hrs | Views
Zimbabweans based in the United Kingdom (UK) will this Saturday host the annual concert to honour the city of Bulawayo - Zimbabwe's second largest city which is otherwise known as the City of Kings and Queens.

The event will be held from August 6, 10pm till the following morning at Visions Night Club, Manchester City.

Organizers of the jamboree who hail from Bulawayo said the festival which was mooted 16-years ago is aimed at celebrating the city for molding them into what they are today.

"Bulawayo night was established in 2000 in United Kingdom at Club Afrique in the Eastern part of London as a way of giving back and honoring the City of Bulawayo for making us who we are and to bring together as well as entertain people from the entire Southern Africa who were starved of hearing music from that part of the continent then," the organizers said in a statement.

At its inception, organizers said, the festival attracted mainly people from Bulawayo but as the years progressed it attracted people from all corners of Zimbabwe and parts of Southern Africa.

Interestingly, the flier of the event comprises all suburbs from Bulawayo.

"…As to what the words on the sides of the Flyers stand for and before you know it you find yourself going into the history of Bulawayo City as most of the suburbs have a historic story behind them," further reads the statement.

Although the event was mooted in London, it has over the years been rotating from city to city in the UK due to its popularity which has given it traction beyond London.

"The theme of the event is dubbed BULAWAYO NIGHT 16th ANNIVERSSARY 'weekend special' in cooperating BBQ AFTER PARTY, with the Bulawayo Night on Surtaday the 6th of August 2016 10pm til 6am followed by the bbq after party on Sunday the 7th 1pm till Monday hence themed WEEKEND SPECIAL," reads the statement.

The event will be characterized by various scintillating activities which include music and dance of African flair. Some of the music genres which revelers must expect include R 'n' B, Hip Hop, Afro-beats, South Africa House, Rumba, Kwaito, Zim-Dance Hall and Township Pop.

 Tickets to the show can be order via this link There are also hard copies of tickets which can be found at Visions Night Club.

Performing artistes  and top Djs:

Dj Toots the winner of the recent clash of the DJs competition, Dj Kj Glider, Dj Gqwetha (Black Boys), Dj Smmy4Lyfe (Black Troop), Dj Yethe (Black Troop) Dj Mikel, Dj Zie, Mc Arnie (back by popular demand) & Introducing Dollar Kid (AFRO Beats & Hip hop young Act) plus guests.

Source - Byo24News