Maria Chiguvari and Clotilder Mwanza
Stanbic Bank Jacaranda Music Festival returns with a star-studded line-up at Old Hararians Sports Club this weekend.
The theme of this year’s edition is “The Music, The City, The People.”
A number of artists will grace the stage for three days.
Today, Enzo Ishall, King Her, Fusion 5 Mangwiro, Shabach The Band, Anita Jackson, Chucknoisis Monster DJ and Mord are part of the bill.
Tomorrow, Jah Prayzah will lead an array of stars, who include Gwevedzi, Mwenje Mathole, Bongo Maffin, The Black Spirits, among others.
On Sunday, the curtain comes down with Janet Manyowa being part of the line-up which includes Chiweda DJ and Prudence Katomeni Mbofana.
Speaking to H-Metro, festival spokesperson Arnold “SoProfound” Chirimika, said:
“Stanbic Bank is our main sponsor.
“They have partnered with us to make sure we produce this year’s festival before full capacity.
“That’s why it’s called the Stanbic Bank Jacaranda Music Festival.
“Shout to our other sponsors, Coca-Cola, who are our sponsors for the Friday line-up, CIMAS, Old Mutual, Nyaradzo-SEAL and TDW for making sure we have everything we need to produce the best festival possible.”
Outlining their vision, Chirimika said they wanted to give fans variety.
“Stanbic Jacaranda Music Festival is a celebration of the people, the music and the city.
“Like any great celebration, it unites people and if one was to look for a theme, it would be to connect people and unite them through music.”
A Ngoma Nehosho Production, Chirimika said this year’s edition was special after the 2020 edition was held virtually.
Last year’s edition was a miniature festival which had a limited audience.
“It’s the first time we are hosting the festival in full after the pandemic.
“As Ngoma Nehosho, we have produced the last two festivals in a limited form.
“At Stanbic Jacaranda Music Festival we believe in partnership.
“In curating the programme we want to produce the best experience from our audience and for us to do that we don’t need artists, instead we need partners.
“People who also share our vision in bringing this celebration to life.
“So, convincing the artists wasn’t hard because it’s people who saw value in what the Jacaranda brand stands for.”