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Winky D, Africa Revenge to headline Intwasa fiesta

by Bongani Ndlovu
12 Sep 2015 at 09:02hrs | Views
AWARD-winning dancehall chanter Winky D real name Wallace Chirimuko and re-united afro-jazz duo, Africa Revenge will headline this year's Intwasa Arts Festival koBulawayo.

Intwasa Arts Festival koBulawayo, now in its 11th edition will run from September 21 to 26, under the theme, "My Intwasa, Your Intwasa, Our Intwasa" with various activities from dance, theatre, poetry and music taking place.

Performing for the first time at the festival, Winky D, popularly known as DiBigMan will play at a Celebrate Bulawayo concert on September 25. Starting at 8PM, the event will be held at the Large City Hall.

Africa Revenge will be the main attraction at the festival's opening ceremony on September 22 at the Large City Hall car park. The Wanga hit-makers, who reunited last year, are expected to reignite the stage and rediscover their chemistry that made them a household name nearly a decade ago.

They will be joined by an ensemble of local artistes.

Festival director Raisedon Baya said they chose the Musarove Big Man hit-maker as Zimdancehall was the genre of the moment in the country.

"We want to move with the times and Zimdancehall is very popular in the country. We thought to ourselves, who else to bring to the festival other than the one who popularised the Zimdancehall," Baya said.

"The Ninja President is one man whose lyrics will continue to inspire others long after he has stopped making music."

Baya said the Celebrate Bulawayo concert was one of their signature shows as it attracts a diverse crowd. An Ultimate DJ's Battle will also be held as part of the celebrations with some of the country's finest wheel-spinners expected to battle it out on the decks.

Other shows to look out for at the festival include the Intwasa fashion show, The Bulawayo Show, Comedy night, Acoustic All Star Night and Women Wine and Words.

Meanwhile, advance tickets to the festival, ranging between $5 and $10, are already on sale at various points in Bulawayo including Intwasa Festival offices, Bulawayo Polytech, National Gallery of Zimbabwe in Bulawayo, Amtec Motors and Edgars Stores.

Source - chronicle