Zimbabwe in Music World Cup bid

Zimbabwe is among the favourites to host the majestic Musicians’ Worldwide Forum World Cup. From a list of 165 member countries, Zimbabwe emerged in the top 10 of possible hosts for the prestigious music competition.

Muwofo was formed in 2009 by musicians from around the world with the aim of uniting musicians from different nations. The forum has been a platform for musicians to network and discuss issues affecting them in their countries and globally.

Muwofo has been instrumental in educating its members about music-related business, education and law, as well as creating opportunities for artists who are finding it hard to get a break.

2015 will see Muwofo launch its first music festival, which will run concurrently with the World Cup. The theme will be Celebrating diversity, celebrating music.

The Muwofo Cup will see countries selecting the best artists in their country to make up one band, which will represent their respective country in the competitions. Each country will also submit their best soloists who will compete for the crown of best drummer, guitarist, piano player and saxophonist, among others.

South Africa based Zimbabwean multi-instrumentalist Que Montana, who sits on the Muwofo World Cup board is optimistic about bringing the cup home.

“Zimbabwe seems to be the favourite amongst all the countries and I’m sure that chances are really high that, if we manage to get the support we need, the event will definitely be held in Zimbabwe,” he said.

To make the bid a success, Montana said support was needed from relevant boards and government ministries as well as the corporate world in the country.

“I know that an event of such magnitude will have a lot of benefits for our nation, socially and economically. Not only will it boost the status of our country, I know it will also create jobs and business opportunities for the locals.

“Tourism will also benefit because part of the plan is to take the events close to as many tourist destination areas as possible. The Zimbabwe Musicians’

board and union will also get a financial boost as they will be entitled to part of the proceeds of the event as they will also be the hosts,” he said.

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