CHOMBA MUSIKA, Lusaka
INSPIRED by the need to help children suffering from cancer in the University Teaching Hospital (UTH), Sunshine Childrenâ€™s Foundation (SCF) has set a â€˜music dateâ€™ with lovers of accapella music at New Government Complex tomorrow.
The accapella gospel concert, whose proceeds will go to the UTH paediatric section, has attracted both international artistes Shower Power, and local artistes, among them the melodious Omega Gents.
Shower Power, one of Zimbabweâ€™s prolific accapella groups, will be among several talented singers who will be performing at the charity concert from 16:00 to 20:00 hours.
The local accapella groups expected to perform at the concert include; The Fountain Gates, singers of the famous Muno Calo melody, Omega Gents of the Lintu Nalineka fame, The Hopers, One Heart, The Promise, The Sovereign Codes and the Envoy Music Expression.
Admission to the New Government Complex theatre hall is K100 for the ordinary section and K150 VIP.
According to the organisers of the event, all proceeds of the show will be handed over to the UTH paediatric section for the purpose of easing the burden of children suffering from cancer.
SCF volunteer Aaron Mubanga told the WeekendMail in an interview that all is set for the concert dubbed: Making a difference.
â€œJust as the Good Samaritan helped a stranger, this concert is aimed at making a difference in the lives of terminally ill children at the childrenâ€™s cancer section at UTH.
â€œSome of their parents on their bedside come as far as Mongu and end up stranded because they do not have relatives in Lusaka. We want to ease their burden by raising money for them,â€ Mubanga said.
The event will be graced by Kafue districtâ€™s Magoba ward councillor Buumba Malambo, a women and children rights activist.
â€œWe decided to invite the 25-year-old Ms Malambo, one of the youngest councillors in the country because she has a heart for children.
â€œIn her early years at the University of Zambia, she started a charity foundation which is now supporting over 200 vulnerable children,â€ Mubanga said.
Shower Power will take advantage of the concert to launch their latest album, Latter Rain.
CHOMBA MUSIKA, Lusaka