Monday, 9 July 2012

Alexio Kawara to curtain raise for Zahara

For too long Alexio Kawara has come second, if not third, despite his prowess as an exceptional musician. But the star is set to hog the limelight when he headlines the supporting acts for the forthcoming Zahara tour scheduled for August 10 and 11.

This will be Zahara’s second tour to the country after her debut less than five months ago. She will perform at Fusion —Borrowdale Racecourse on August 10 before she performs in Bulawayo the following day at Queens Sports Club.

Often referred to as the overnight success story, Zahara is bringing in her eight-member live band, which left audiences spellbound earlier on this year. For her first show, Zahara was supported by an equally good list that included Victor Kunonga, Prudence Katomeni Mbofana and Diana Samkange, among others.

And this time an energetic and far more experienced Kawara will add spice to Zahara’s performances. Last week Kawara told Standard life&style that he was highly anticipating the show. “I think this is the time that all artists should go out and prove themselves,” he said.

Kawara said he hoped the organisers of the show would afford all participating artists time to mingle with each other. “We all have something to learn from one another and what normally happens is foreign acts are parked away beyond our reach and we hardly get time to mingle,” he said.

“All artists learn from such associations and it should be a basic right.” The up-coming show is facilitated by Hardcore World Entertainment (HWE) in conjunction with The Standard and Zimbo Jam.

Zahara real name Bulelwa Mkutukana will also be supported by Prudence Katomeni Mbofana and a guest artist still to be named. Zimstandard

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