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Bindura Arts Festival lights up mining town

Bindura Arts Festival lights up mining town

Story by Tapiwa Machemedze

THE Bindura Arts Festival lit up the mining town of Bindura through its musical showcase that blended budding rural musicians with some of the country’s top-performing artists.

The Arts and Culture in Action project being implemented by the Bindura Arts Festival Foundation (BAFF) reached a climax on Friday as newly identified musicians from rural areas got to perform on the big stage.

10-year-old Sam Jaji from More Farm in Shamva and Mbire-based Roman were the curtain raisers for the star-studded show.

Sungura star Sulumani Chimbetu and Superstar Jah Prayzah gave polished performances much to the delight of revellers.

BAFF Director Mr Umtali Saidi described the show as a rich platform for entertaining people as well as nurturing upcoming artists.

“The main purpose of this festival was to give a platform to local artistes or artistes we scouted from two marginalised districts Mbire and Shamva to give them a platform where they can share their talent on a much bigger platform to perform alongside much-established artists. As you can see, Jah Prayzah performed, Killer T performed, Sulumani is performing,” he said.

Mr Saidi said the initiative made possible by the Culture Fund under the Creative Action 2 project aims to capacitate artists to thrive through their art.

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