Afro-Pop queen’s African show called-off

United State of America-based Afro Pop queen, Loveness Wesa, says her African tour scheduled for December has been cancelled after the organiser pulled out. She last performed in the country in 2004.

Loveness Wesa, founder of Kgotso African Dance Theatre.
Loveness Wesa, founder of Kgotso African Dance Theatre.

“I am so disappointed. This was going to be my first tour eight years after spending time in America. The organiser just cancelled everything without explaining to me what is happening,” she lamented.

Born in Bulawayo, Wesa moved to Portland, Oregon in December 2002.

She was first exposed to the traditional music and dance of her country as a small child watching her mother, aunt and grandmother. In 1989, while still in secondary school, she joined the Amakhosi Theatre in Bulawayo where she studied music, dance, acting, choreographing, script writing and stage design with the leading artists of Zimbabwe as well as visiting artists from Ghana, Burkina Faso, Zambia, South Africa, Mozambique, Botswana, United States, United Kingdom and Jamaica.

She performed in many of Amakhosi’s best known plays, appearing on national television and touring Norway, Switzerland, South Africa, Botswana and Mozambique. She has performed for Queen Elizabeth and Prince Edward of the United Kingdom and Presidents Mbeki of South Africa and Mugabe of Zimbabwe.

In 1998, she founded the Kgotso African Dance Theatre as a vehicle for bringing works by women artists to Zimbabwe’s stage. She choreographed Kgotso’s first production, Chakwatu.

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