MAAC rekindles Reggae sensations

The Midlands Arts and Culture Centre has embarked on a programme to rekindle Reggae sensations in the city with weekly shows lined up for fans. It will be the first time that Reggae fans have an opportunity to interact with their favourite local and international artists.

Tanyaradzwa Nyandoro
Tanyaradzwa Nyandoro

Tanyaradzwa Nyandoro, the MAAC Marketing and Publicity Officer, told The Zimbabwean that registration of artists to perform on the Reggae Nights scheduled for every Thursday has already begun.

“We expect to conclude the registration in two weeks. So far we have received overwhelming support and almost all the famous Reggae musicians in the country have shown an interest in being part of the programme,” she said.

“People from all corners of the country have been traveling to Harare each time they wanted Reggae perfomance experiences. Gweru will be the second city in the country to offer these – and I am pleased we are a gear up towards making the breakthrough,” said the dreadlocked officer.

Reggae musician Man SoulJah of hit Mr Government Man expressed enthusiasm about the development and said he hoped to reconnect with his old fans who missed him while he was on a recent sabbatical.

Kwekwe-based Reggae and Jazz musician Tawanda Jumo, popularly known as Bantu I, said he was raring to go, while Madson “TBR” Phiri, manager of the Kwekwe-based outfit Zig Zag band, also promised fireworks at the coming Reggae Night Shows – saying the platform would be crucial in celebrating Rastafarian culture in Midlands province.

Jamiacan based Damien Marley, son of the late Reggae giant Bob Marley is understood to be in touch with MAAC for a possible visit to the country and a performance at one of the shows.

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