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