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Centenary celebration of Nelson Mandela in Zimbabwe

The long awaited Jacaranda Music Festival will take place at Hellenic Sports Club in Harare on the 6th of October 2018.

The music festival to be held under the banner “Jacaranda Music Festival” is meant to bring together Zimbabwean and South African musicians to perform in the capital as paving way to anniversary celebration of Africa icon Nelson Mandela.

Event Director Walter Wanyanya said that they have been working well with South African Music festivals for the past five years and they are going to be celebrating the Nelson Mandela Day here in Zimbabwe at the festival.

The festival is organized by Ngoma Nehosho promotional company and it features the likes of Micasa and Yvonne Chaka-Chaka from South Africa, Oliver Mutukudzi and Mkoomba among others.

“This is the first year of the festival and it’s been on the cards for a long time. It was meant to have kicked off last year with Hugh Masekela headlining but his sickness led us to put it on hold. He was such a huge influence on the work we’ve been doing as Ngoma Nehosho”, said Wanyanya.

In a statement, Wanyanya said that the organizers of the Jacaranda Music Festival faced financial challenges in organizing the event but their partner Mukuru.com helped them out.

The event manager also encouraged the government to support Zimbabwean music and has pinned his hope on the appointment of Kirsty Coventry as the Minister of Youth, Sports, Arts and Recreation. He also said that they have put in place measures to make sure they won’t peddle chances of spreading cholera.



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