MiCasa to arrive early for Byo debut
AFTER four shows in Harare, award-winning South African group MiCasa is to jet into Bulawayo on Thursday to mix and mingle with fans before they give them a taste of their famous eclectic house tunes on Friday night.
Presold tickets for the show have been reduced to $10, after complaints from fans that the show’s organisers were being too elitist by initially pegging them at $15. The move comes after Zim Shopping Malls pledged to pay an extra $5 for every $10 ticket sold.
Local artistes set to perform during the high profile gig include DJ Stavo, Alaina, Guluva7, Asaph, Mzoe7 and DJs Victor Bravo and Kananjo.
While fans have in the past complained about aloof foreign stars that seem intent to only give brief performances before making off with their loot, MiCasa fans won’t have the same complaints as the group is set to familiarise t h ems e l v e s with fans and local landmarks over two days.
The Jika hitmakers will land at Joshua Mqabuko Airport at around midday before rushing to a press conference alongside city artistes at the Bulawayo Academy of Music. The trio of Dr Duda (producer) and pianist, J’Something (vocalist and guitarist), and Mo-T (trumpeter) who will be resident at a local hotel throughout their stay in Bulawayo, will also give fans an opportunity to mingle and take selfies with them. After a brief rest, the group will then head to new joint Copa Cubana where they will interact with patrons between 6PM and 7:30PM. Entrance will be free. Afterwards the group is set for a secret recording session with a local artiste, which the organiser of the show Clint Robinson said would not be revealed at the request of the group. Robinson’s C&A Entertainment are putting together the show alongside Bulawayo’s XMO Squad. “We signed a confidentiality agreement with MiCasa in which we agreed to respect the fact that they want to keep the collaboration a secret until it’s done,” he said. On Friday mor n i ng , the group is set to visit the Matopo Hills. “Matopo is historically s i g n i f i c ant because it is where King Mzilikazi is buried. It is also where Cecil John Rhodes is buried. So since they’re visiting the City of Kings I felt that it was only fitting that they visit the place where the original king, Mzilikazi, is buried,” said Robinson.
The group will then come back to visit a yet to be named orphanage in Bulawayo before doing a sound check at the Bulawayo Amphitheatre.
After their show, the group will then bring their Zimbabwean adventure to a close at Club Eden where the official after-party will be held.
Robinson said that they had decided to ask MiCasa to do an extensive tour of Bulawayo because during their visits to the capital fans had told them that a large percentage of their fans where in the City of Kings.
“Whenever they have been in Harare people have told them that they should visit Bulawayo because that is the house music capital of the country. They’re very open guys who love to see their fans happy and so they are curious to see what their much talked about Bulawayo fans have to offer.
“That is also the reason why we have made sure Bulawayo artistes are part of proceedings because that sort of exposure will also help them when they get out of their natural habitat and go handle the press and fans overseas,” said Robinson. - @BruciEEye