Entertainment and Lifestyle Correspondent

BULAWAYO  artists will on Saturday remember victims of Cylone Idai with a solidarity concert to be held at Club 263.

The street bash is aimed at raising relief aid and building materials for affected households as well as remember those who were lost as a result of the disaster.

It features rising Zimdancehall musicians including Njanji Simbi Hombe, Jay C, Moosafa King, Krucial Syemun and Master H among others.

Njanji

Event coordinator, Andrew Musoni of Hard Mashona Arts and Culture Trust said there are still many aspects that needs to be addressed in affected areas.

“Our idea as Hard Mashona is to spread the message that it’s still not business as usual in the Cyclone affected areas as there are issues that need to be addressed.

“We have the girl child and women who are in dire need of things such as sanitary pads and cotton wool.

“Health facilities need to be refurbished and or re-constructed. Rebuilding of social amenities is still of paramount importance,” he said.

Musoni added that artists have a role to play in helping victims psychologically.

“The trauma still lingers on in the minds of the victims and we believe that as art practitioners we have a role to play not only by giving out material things.

“The communities need reassurance that we are with them in our minds and prayers,” he added.

“That is why we are having these gigs which we intend to hold in all the 10 provinces of Zimbabwe.”

This show follows a well subscribed ‘warm up’ bash held at Fusini Shops in Makokoba where Njanji Simbi Hombe mesmerized fans with a superb performance.

Musoni called on various stakeholders to continue rendering their support.

“The worst is far from over. Victims of Idai still need your help,” he said.

So far Doves Funeral Services Company, FSG Funeral Company, Express Entertainment, Tanaka Law Chambers, Advocate Kadzere, Bulawayo Continental Hotel, Masawi and Partners and others have pledged their support.

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