Foreign musicians are expected to grace the inaugural Green Ambassador’s Cultural Festival slated for Harare International School on Valentine’s Day.
by WINSTONE ANTONIO
The fiesta, founded by Dereck Mpofu, will see a total of 10 countries and cultures being represented.
Mpofu is also the Goodwill Ambassador for Water Conservation and Zero Littering and is working closely with the Ministry of Environment, Water and Climate.
Musicians from countries like Botswana, France and Malawi, among others, are expected to share the stage with an array of local artistes at the event.
Local artistes slated to participate at the festival, which is aimed at embracing a diversity of cultures through love, include Albert Nyathi, Willis Wataffi Afirika, Adiona Maboreke, Farefi Edward, Pastor G and Hope Masike, among others.
Speaking to Standardlife&style, Mpofu said preparations for the event were already at an advanced stage.
“Motswana afro-jazz sensation Thabang Garogwe of the Ke a Gana fame and French musician Patrick Lupi are among the foreign musicians that are to perform at the event,” said Mpofu.
“We are finalising our house keeping issues with some of the foreign acts whom I cannot mention at the moment. We are expecting the musicians to start arriving in the country on Wednesday with Garogwe being the first one to arrive.”
According to Mpofu, they have invited ambassadors from 10 countries that include Indonesia, Korea, Botswana, Japan, China, USA, among others and they are going to bring their traditional dishes and clothes to have a cultural exchange in a romantic way.
“People are going to sample different traditional foods from the 10 countries that include Fufu from Nigeria and Tofu from Japan,” said Mpofu.
Some top government officials that include ministers, Walter Mzembi and Saviour Kasukuwere among others are expected to grace the event.
“As a cultural event we anticipate that people in attendance will come dressed in their culture wear.”
He said tickets for the event are selling at $30 for individuals and $25 each for a couple including buffet menu of traditional foods.