Chibuku Ne­shamwari fi­nals on to­mor­row

The Manica Post - - Education/entertainment - En­ter­tain­ment Cor­re­spon­dent

THIS year’s edi­tion of the Chibuku Ne­shamwari tra­di­tional dance pro­vin­cial com­pe­ti­tions roars to life to­mor­row (Satur­day) at Dzon­zayi Com­plex in Chipinge with 10 groups ex­pected to bat­tle for top hon­ours

Na­tional Arts Coun­cil of Zim­babwe Mutare re­gion, act­ing pro­vin­cial man­ager, Alexan­der Tunzi, re­vealed that this year’s win­ners will walk away with $300, while the sec­ond and third- placed groups will re­ceive $200 and $150 re­spec­tively.

The groups are Dhu­matasan­gana who will be show­cas­ing Mbende dance, Red­wing Mine (Nyau dance), Nyanyadzi Vo­ca­tional Train­ing Cen­tre (Mu­chon­goyo dance), Wadyemhem­bwe (Jaka dance) Chi­waraidze (Mu­chon­goyo dance), Maungwe Tra­di­tional Dance Group ( Zhana dance), Maka Sen­sa­tion (Mu­chon­goyo dance), Charurwa (Mu­chon­goyo dance) and Hol­land Nyau­tutwa (Mu­chon­goyo dance). The event starts at 10am.

“We are ready to host yet another edi­tion of the com­pe­ti­tions. All 10 groups have con­firmed par­tic­i­pa­tion and we are ex­pect­ing another po­ten­tially- in­trigu­ing event. Be­sides the win­ners, we will give the seven los­ing fi­nal­ists a con­so­la­tion fee of $100,” said Tunzi.

The fes­ti­val which has been run­ning since 1963 is a part­ner­ship of Zim­babwe Na­tional Tra­di­tional Dance As­so­ci­a­tion, Delta Bev­er­ages and Na­tional Arts Coun­cil of Zim­babwe.

Last year, Red­wing Mine’s Ben Arinoti won the pro­vin­cial fi­nals held in Rusape be­fore the 18- mem­ber group went on to win the na­tional fi­nals held at White City Sta­dium in Bu­l­awayo.

They will per­form as a guest group.

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