ZIO MWALE, Lusaka
DRIMZ and Kaladoshas are expected to perform at the second annual Music, Art and Colour Festival taking place today at Luchan Play Parks and Events Gardens in Chipata, Eastern Province.
Organiser of the event, Belita Mazinyi of Ever Moving Forward Media, told the Weekend Mail that the festival is originally Hindu themed that celebrates the best beginning of new things.
“It’s an event for the whole family as it also allows children with the company of their parents,” Belita said.
“The event will be different because more DJ’s will be available to play music and more artistes from Chipata will grace the stage. This is also time for Chipata-based artistes to exhibit their music and talents. It’s an entertainment event and families are also welcome as the environment itself is conducive.”
Belita said for a long time, residents of Chipata have been starved off entertainment and this is an opportunity for them to indulge themselves.
In Kaladoshas and Drimz, Belita believes that they have the ideal artistes on the menu to light up the festival.
Meanwhile, the Zambia Association of Musicians (ZAM) has announced another musical dinner in honour of first President Kenneth Kaunda on the occasion of his 94th birthday on April 28.
Last year, ZAM hosted the KK@93 Bash where the iconic figure was presented with an honorary Legacy Achievement Award and Lifetime Membership to ZAM, in recognition for the great service and contribution he made to the growth of the Zambian music industry.
“The family and Office of the First Republican President have endorsed the event, dubbed the KK 94th Birthday, and Dr Kaunda will be in attendance. It will be held at Hotel Inter-Continental in Lusaka, on 28th April 2018 from 18:30hrs to 23:00hrs, for an audience of 450 people, invited dignitaries and members of the public are all invited at a charge of K2,000.00 which will include dinner and music,” ZAM chairman Njoya Tee said in a statement.
“The programme will include musical performances by Andy Chola, Amayenge Asoza and Suwilanji. The programme will also include the launch of the first ever KK Musical Festival, speeches and the cutting of a cake made in honour of the day.”
ZIO MWALE, Lusaka