Wilson Chipangura, Guest Reporter
All system is set for the much anticipated Jacaranda Music Festival which is set to light up Harare on the 8th and 9th October 2021.
The music event will set in motion the summer time which is always a season of activities though the Covid-19 situation may be a limiting factor in terms of numbers, movement and activities permissible.
The 3rd edition of the Jacaranda festival is expected to live up to its billing considering the artists that have been roped in by its organiser, Walter Wanyanya.
“The festival starts on Friday with performances from Hope Masike, Mokoomba and Bryn K, while Mbeu, Jah Prayzah and The Travellers are expected to perform on Saturday,” he said.
Sadly, the event which made its debut three years ago and attracted thousands of patrons with a star-studded line up comprising local and international acts will not have any international acts this time around.
“Because of Covid-19 we are not going to have any international acts.
“We have a limited number of tickets due to Covid-19 again, so we are also going to stream the show on various social media platforms,” said Walter Wanyanya, the founder and director of the Festival.
Wanyanya launched the Jacaranda Arts Festival in 2018 through his Ngoma Nehosho Arts Development Company, to promote young artists by giving them exposure.
Contemporary musician, Jah Prayzah will have the opportunity to perform his latest album Gwara released in July this year, in front of fans for the first time since March 2020 when lockdown was imposed.