15 groups to showcase talent at Bulawayo dance fiesta

Fifteen dance groups from Bulawayo will take turns to showcase their talent at the Bulawayo Has Talent dance fiesta taking place at Zansibar (former Private Lounge) tomorrow evening.

The groups are expected to illuminate the stage with various dance moves at the event that will kick off at 6PM hosted by The Queen, Kedha and Flame Ndombele. DJs Sweeto, Tawaz, SKB and T Muller will be on the decks.

Competing dance crews include award-winning Ezimnyama, Khaya Arts, Shosholoza, Sungura Masters, Slow Poison, Jaiva Sexy dancers, Bulawayo Queens & Kings, Shikisha, Extra Mile Crew, True Jit, Afro Queens, Skippers Crew and Destiny. This will be the second dance fiesta for Bulawayo in as many years with the last one having being held at Club 263.

Dancers’ Association of Zimbabwe president Hapaguti “Harpers” Mapimhidze said they had organised the clash to uplift the Bulawayo dance industry.

“We’ve been doing these clashes in Harare mostly so we decided to bring the concept to Bulawayo to promote the industry here,” said Mapimhidze.

He said there were many talented and versatile dance groups in Bulawayo who needed such platforms to showcase and perfect their acts.

Harpers said each crew will perform at least four songs and there will be a prize for the best dance group in the different categories such as most disciplined, best in rhumba, kwaito, museve.

Khaya Arts which represented Bulawayo at the Chibuku Neshamwari national finals said they were ready for the fiesta.

“We’re raring to go and it’ll be a very important night for us. We’ll be presenting something new that will actually be part of our performances next year,” said group leader, Future Dube. - Chronicle