Macca wins Chibuku Ne­shamwari pro­vin­cial fi­nals

The Manica Post - - Education / Entertainment - En­ter­tain­ment Cor­re­spon­dent

MUTARE- BASED tra­di­tional dance en­sem­ble, Man­i­ca­land As­so­ci­a­tion Char­tered Car­rier of Artistes (Macca) proved crit­ics wrong after they out­danced nine other groups to clinch this year’s Chibuku Ne­shamwari tra­di­tional dance pro­vin­cial fi­nals held last Satur­day at Dzon­zayi Com­plex in Chipinge.

They walked away with $300, while sec­ond- placed Maungwe tra­di­tional group and Dhu­matasan­gana who were third re­ceived $200 and $150 re­spec­tively.

Macca will bat­tle for supremacy at na­tional level when they face other pro­vin­cial fi­nal­ists at White City Sta­dium in Bulawayo on Au­gust 5.

Na­tional Arts Coun­cil of Zim­babwe act­ing pro­vin­cial man­ager for Man­i­ca­land, Alexan­der Tunzi, said in­trigue, anx­i­ety and sur­prises char­ac­terised the event.

“The level of com­pe­ti­tion was im­pres­sive. It was a fair com­pe­ti­tion. It is ac­tu­ally get­ting more com­pet­i­tive with each edi­tion and we are happy with the re­sponse we re­ceived from the Chipinge com­mu­nity.

“We like to wish Macca the best as they pre­pare to go and face other pro­vin­cial fi­nal­ists at the na­tional fi­nals in Bulawayo next month. Their Mu­chon­goyo dance an­tics were next to none. They were im­pres­sive,” he said.

Macca is led by dy­namic artiste, Joe Bhasera, who also leads an­other mu­si­cal group, Tal­ent Falls.

In­ter­est­ingly, Tal­ent Falls did Man­i­ca­land province proud after they came out sec­ond at the 2015 Chibuku Road to Fame na­tional fi­nals held at Glamis arena in Harare.

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.

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