Ngoma Dzepasi wins Delta dance festival

dancing_musicalMUREHWA-Ngoma Dzepasi are this year's winner of the Delta Coperation dance festival competition after they put a splendid performance to outclass other 10 groups.

This year’s competition was sponsored to a tune of US$1000 by Delta under

their popular brand Chibuku.

On the day, each of the 10 groups tried to outplay each other on the stage

but at the end of the festival, Ngoma Dzepasi Dance group, which comprised

of talented youths, emerged winners and walked away with a whooping US$500.

Nyau ensemble Ben Arinoti scooped the second prize while last year’s winners

Rarira Dendera came third.

Others groups which took part in the musical extravaganza include Shingirayi

Jerusarema, Haya, Number One Nyajina, Murehawa centre Jerusarema, Maungira

eJapaJapa, Wasara Wasara and Hard Boys. Each group received a US$50 as

appearance fee.

The aim of the festival was to select a group that would represent the

Mashonaland East at the finals scheduled for Harare at a day to be

announced. Ends.

Mash East Education Director Sylvester Matshaka who was the guest of honor

praised Delta Coperation and National Arts Council (NAC) for sponsoring the


Said Matshaka: “This is a noble idea that is aimed at upholding our cultural

values as a country through tradititional dance and songs. In the education

sector we value the contribution of arts in the development of our economy”.

He also said such type of dancing competition apparently shows us the

deep-rooted attachment that still flows in our arts and culture sector,

adding “We must uphold our tradititional ways of living so as to always link

the past, present and the future”. Ends.

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