Mi Casa ar­rive in Byo for de­but show Part­ners Am­mara, Tehn Di­a­mond

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Entertainment - Bon­gani Ndlovu Show­biz Cor­re­spon­dent

AWARD-win­ning South African mu­sic group Mi Casa ar­rived in Bu­l­awayo yes­ter­day for their per­for­mance at the Am­phithe­atre tonight.

Speak­ing at a press con­fer­ence at the Zim­babwe Academy of Mu­sic in Bu­l­awayo, the group which will per­form with Alaina, As­aph, DJ Stavo, Mzoe 7 and Gu­luva 7 said they were up­beat ahead of their per­for­mance.

Cur­rently top­ping the charts with their Bar­man hit­track, Mi Casa which com­prises singer J Some­thing, trum­peter Mo T and Dr Duda re­vealed plans to col­lab­o­rate with Am­mara Brown and rap­per Tehn Di­a­mond dur­ing their stay here. Am­mara and Tehn Di­a­mond were ex­pected in the city last night.

Top pro­ducer, Percy Ncube has al­ready been iden­ti­fied for the project to be done at Ve­loc­ity Stu­dio in Bu­l­awayo.

J Some­thing said they had cho­sen Am­mara and Tehn as they fit into their vi­sion of unit­ing Africa through mu­sic.

“I spent time on YouTube, weeks be­fore this Bu­l­awayo gig, try­ing to find out who we could work with. Am­mara Brown and Tehn Di­a­mond were ex­actly what I was look­ing for,” said J Some­thing.

On YouTube, Am­mara Brown’s col­lab­o­ra­tion with Ty­tan for hit song Mukoko has gar­nered over 100 000 views since its re­lease and has been played on Chan­nel O and Mtv Base.

J Some­thing said they needed Bu­l­awayo artistes whom they could work with for their fu­ture pro­duc­tions, a task the group has given to fans tonight to choose the best.

The soft spo­ken artiste said they were honoured to share the stage with Oliver Mtukudzi at a show in Zam­bia adding that given an op­por­tu­nity, they would want to col­lab­o­rate with him.

“The high­light of my ca­reer was in Zam­bia when Oliver Mtukudzi ap­proached us at a Jazz Fes­ti­val to say we had done well on stage. It was a great priv­i­lege to meet him.

“He’s some­one we as Africans should be proud of. It’s a dream for us to work with Mtukudzi and that’s the next stop for us to cre­at­ing magic with him.”

Mi Casa has proved to be model rep­re­sen­ta­tives of African unity. Re­cently they not only gave a sat­is­fy­ing per­for­mance on their visit to Rwanda, but also vis­ited that coun­try’s or­phan­ages where they spent a day with chil­dren. They taught them how to code on their com­put­ers and sang and danced with them.

He said they would also visit an or­phan­age in Bu­l­awayo and do the same there.

“Do­ing a show is all fun, but you need to leave mem­o­ries of the good that you’ve done. We’re try­ing to use pro­ceeds from our shows to leave some­thing be­hind as we want to build wells that last for three years for com­mu­ni­ties,” said J Some­thing.

“We’re go­ing to be vis­it­ing or­phan­ages in Bu­l­awayo and see what we can do to as­sist them.” Mi Casa is ex­pected to re­turn to South Africa on Sun­day.

Bu­l­awayo Am­phithe­atre MULTI-award-win­ning South African mu­sic group MiCasa makes its de­but ap­pear­ance in the City of Kings tonight with the sup­port of lo­cal acts – Alaina, DJ Stavo, Gu­luva7, As­aph, Mzoe7 and DJs Vic­tor Bravo and Kananjo.

Large City Hall Su­lumani Chim­betu, Pa­tri­cia Ma­jal­isa, MKZ, Jeys Mara­bini and Vuyo Gumbo among oth­ers will tonight try to raise $50 000 for the Bu­l­awayo Pub­lic Library Braille Depart­ment through a con­cert.

Pri­vate Lounge Tonight the club’s sexy strip­pers will en­ter­tain rev­ellers with their sug­ges­tive dances. To­mor­row the Miss Bu­l­awayo-Harare pageant takes cen­tre stage with 30 beau­ties set to bat­tle it out for the top prize. The dancers will be out in full force again on Sun­day while “Mad Mon­day” is sure to keep rev­ellers en­ter­tained the fol­low­ing day.

Club Eden (As­cot Race­course) The “Feel Good Fri­days” will be graced by South Africa’s MiCasa who will in­ter­act with fans at their af­ter party. DJs Rakus, Liz, Kead Wikead, Keezy and Kananjo will be on the ones and twos. The joint’s res­i­dent DJs re­turn to­mor­row for the “Satur­day Se­duc­tion”.

T-Junc­tion Sports Bar (New Loben­gula) Tonight it’s the “Phuza Fri­days and Kasi Vibes” with res­i­dent DJs Mavesto, Houzen and Buthoz. The trio re­turn to­mor­row for the “Groove Fi­esta”. The “Zonke Bonke” party ses­sion will be on Sun­day.

Pub Lagon­dola The Bu­l­awayo DJ’s fes­ti­val will kick off at the joint to­mor­row while Carl Joshua Ncube’s Guin­ness World Record at­tempt con­tin­ues at the joint on Mon­day.

New Emagu­meni Sports Bar (Bar­bour­fields) Res­i­dent DJ Mavala will kick start fes­tiv­i­ties at the joint tonight. DJs Musky and DJ Zaza­sto take over to­mor­row. On Sun­day the sec­ond an­nual DJ fes­ti­val takes place. On Mon­day Mavala bat­tles out head to head with DJ Musky be­fore the res­i­dent DJs come to­gether to wrap up the long week­end on Tues­day.

Harts­field Tshisa Nyama To­mor­row, the pop­u­lar hang­out hosts a Club 263 pre-party where nu­mer­ous prizes in­clud­ing free al­co­hol will be given away. On Mon­day, the sec­ond an­nual Bu­l­awayo DJs Fes­ti­val will be held with DJs Crazy Black, MduSe­van, Kead Wikead, Skaiva, BeatFreak and Eighty Nine on the decks.

The Lounge A “Week­end Warm-up” hosted by DJs J.za and Keezy is on tonight. DJ J.za and Cris Rocx take cen­tre stage to­mor­row as the joint wel­comes the month of Au­gust. DJ Kananjo and J.za will pro­vide the best African jams on Sun­day.

Club Forty40 Strip­pers, Freaky Bar­bie Dolls will tonight en­ter­tain rev­ellers on the strip­per pole backed by the club’s res­i­dent DJs. To­mor­row, par­tic­i­pants in the SADC Uni­ver­si­ties Sports Games will get a chance to re­lax while lis­ten­ing to the sounds of DJ Zet­fac­tor. A He­roes Day Bash with res­i­dent DJs will be held on Mon­day.

Hori­zon Night Club To­mor­row it’s the “Stay Fresh Satur­days” in­cor­po­rat­ing Blazey-Boi and The Twins’ birth­day party along­side DJs Joe the OG, Miles, La­custo, Que Bass and Lasky.

Ace Lounge New Age Dance Group will tonight take cen­tre stage. To­mor­row Bu­l­awayo Queens and Kings take over with the help of DJ Sbali. On Sun­day Shosholoza Dance Group will be on stage sup­ported by DJ Sim­ple Stu­dio.

Emakhan­deni Cricket Sports Bar The “Funky Fri­days” take cen­tre stage tonight with DJs Mavesto, Nkosi and Eigh­teen. To­mor­row it’s the “Pre-Sum­mer Party” with res­i­dent DJs. Sun­day’s Old School and Pre-He­roes party with DJs Mavesto, Nkosi and Eigh­teen will close off the long week­end.

MiCasa and crew at J M Nkomo In­ter­na­tional Air­port

Miss Bu­lal­wayo-Harare con­tes­tants checked in for their boot camp on Wed­nes­day ahead of the beauty con­test at Pri­vate Lounge to­mor­row

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