TRADITIONAL music lovers are in for a real treat on Saturday night when mbira groups come together for a night to celebrate culture at Padandaro The Breeze, Norton.
The event will be spiced up with traditional dancers, who will take turns with gwenyambiras, to showcase cultural styles.
It will be a night to celebrate culture and a young marimba band will set the ball rolling.
Dubbed “Gunyana Mbira Bira,” the event will attract more than 40 gwenyambiras from around the country.
This will be the first time all the gwenyambiras will gather together to celebrate the Mbira Month.
These members were drawn from established mbira outfits, including Maungira Enharira, Mbira DzeNharira and Mbira Dzemuninga, among others.
The event will start at 2 pm and run until late.
The opening act will be a traditional ceremony showcasing our culture and will be punctuated with traditional beverages and traditional snacks.
Gladys “Mamoyo Murozvi” Hwani said the event is meant to showcase and embrace our culture.
“Mamoyo Murozvi veku Nhaka yepasi Trust vanoti ivo tinofara nedonzvo remutambo uyu rekupembedza, nekuchengetedza nhaka yedu yemusiiranwa inova mbira.
“Our mbira is our heritage, mbira dzedu inhaka yedu, people should embrace our culture and not shy away from it.
“This is who we are and people should accept it,” she said.
Florence “Lioness Shumbakadzi” Nyamazana, who is putting the programme in place, said the event is meant to uphold cultural values through music and dance.
“We are inviting the young ones to come and celebrate the Mbira Month, they are the ones who should be taught our culture.
“Every year from now there must be a gala that celebrates our mbira,” she said.