Lo­cal artistes billed for HIV Mu­sic Gala

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Entertainment - Lan­galakhe Mabena

BU­L­AWAYO’S cel­e­brated arts groups and singers will to­mor­row take their re­spec­tive art­works to White City Sta­dium where the Na­tional Aids Coun­cil of Zim­babwe in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Youth Cre­ative Ideas will cel­e­brate a pre-Na­tional World Aids Day Gala.

The gala which is set to take place from 9AM to 5PM will see sea­soned lo­cal artistes that in­clude hip hop word­smith Cal_vin, Madlela Skhobokhobo and Cle­ment Mag­waza of the Kokot­sha fame take to the stage.

The line-up will also in­clude well trav­elled Iyasa, Vic­tory Siyan­qoba, Khaya Arts and this year’s Chibuku Ne­shamwari win­ners Ez­im­nyama Arts En­sem­ble.

Apart from the en­ter­tain­ment ga­lore, there will be HIV/Aids test­ing, vol­un­tary male cir­cum­ci­sion, TB screen­ing, Fam­ily Plan­ning ser­vices and blood do­na­tion among other ser­vices.

The chair­man of the Na­tional World Aids Day pre events com­mit­tee, Mthokozisi Ndlovu, en­cour­aged the Bu­l­awayo com­mu­nity to grace the event and fight the dreaded HIV/Aids through mu­sic and dance.

“This year’s cel­e­bra­tion is themed ‘Clos­ing the tap of new HIV in­fec­tions’, there­fore we en­cour­age every­one to at­tend the Gala as we will be cel­e­brat­ing through mu­sic. There will be a lot of ser­vices that will be done on the day. The ser­vices come in handy in fight­ing the spread of HIV/Aids,” said Ndlovu.

Hip Hop sen­sa­tion Cal-vin promised his fans a pol­ished per­for­mance. He added that he will per­form a song ded­i­cated to HIV/Aids vic­tims.

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