Wine opens women’s doors of in­ti­macy at Int­wasa

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

FOR women, drink­ing wine is a small, so­phis­ti­cated re­bel­lion that opens the doors of in­ti­macy for a glimpse into their hearts.

Ac­cord­ing to artistes who at­tended the Int­wasa Women, Wine and Words show in Bu­l­awayo on Tues­day night, ev­ery drop of wine sipped brings in­sight into their world.

The show held at the Na­tional Gallery of Zim­babwe was a per­fect plat­form for fe­male artistes Eve Kawadza, Lady T, Nk­wali, Ti­nashe and Char­ity Hutete to con­nect with the crowd as they, in their artis­tic way, brought peo­ple into the world of women.

It seems when women gather over a bot­tle of wine, they tend to talk about men, love, life, as­pi­ra­tions, their fears and mar­riage. This rit­ual is en­joyed as a ben­e­fit to the soul.

Kick­ing off the show was poet Hutete who brought about a re­laxed, yet sen­sual in­sight into how she views men as she wit­tingly com­pared them to dif­fer­ent types of al­co­hol. Hutete in her unique and al­lur­ing voice said there were some men who leave a bit­ter taste in one’s mouth while oth­ers were com­pared to a tall glass of wine which with one small dose, re­laxes one’s body and mind. This drew laugh­ter from women as some iden­ti­fied with ex­am­ples from her poem. Af­ter Hutete had en­thused the crowd, an­other poet, Ti­nashe shared her story. She spoke about women abuse. The abuse women suf­fer at the hands of men, ac­cord­ing to Ti­nashe, cuts deep emo­tion­ally and the scars leave a last­ing re­sent­ment with lit­tle room for for­give­ness. Afro jazz singer Eve Kawadza, in her mu­sic showed how women were moth­erly and lov­ing say­ing all they need was to be loved, through be­ing given at­ten­tion, ap­pre­ci­ated and show­ered with gifts. This was Kawadza’s first time at the fes­ti­val and her sweet, sil­very voice left a last­ing im­pres­sion on the crowd. Not to be left out was Lady Tshawe who blended poetry and singing to ex­plain how women re­gard them­selves. The artiste who re­cently got en­gaged said women needed to be viewed with high so­cial stand­ing as they are dig­ni­fied with a dash of beauty. Songstress Nk­wali closed the show with her melo­di­ous, yet pow­er­ful voice. Her act showed that women, al­though beau­ti­ful and meek, are strong with char­ac­ters that are the glue that keeps so­ci­ety to­gether.

Eve Kawadza Char­ity Hutete

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