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Hifa ‘Switch On’ switches off today

The Harare International Festival of Arts (Hifa) ends today with splendid shows lined up for the day.


The 15th edition of the festival has been a vibrant showcase of theatre, dance, music, circus, fashion, spoken word and visual arts.

It comes to an end today with Mukudzei Mukombe, aka Jah Prayzah, expected to light up the Telecel Main Stage at midday and for the gospel music lovers, the Switch On To Gospel show is scheduled for the same stage later on in the evening.

According to Jah Prayzah’s manager Filda Muchabaiwa, their show today is meant to give his fans a time of their lives.

“Our performance is going to be different and we are going to play songs from the latest album,” she said.

“Tichange tichimbumura mhute [we will be raising the dust] and for those who did not attend the album launch, it is an opportunity for them to get a personal feel of the new album.”

The Zim Dancehall Blast, comprising Killer T, Dadza D, Ricky Fire, Lady Squanda and Platinum Prince, all backed by Hotta Fire, will also give the audience a great time today.

Certainly one of the biggest acts at this year’s festival, Freshly Ground will be the closing act and is expected to wow thousands that will throng the Telecel Main Stage.

Theatre shows are also scheduled to end on a high note with captivating acts like The Gods You Have Built, Maddonna of Excelsior and The Maids.

All the shows lined up for today come after memorable performances from both local and foreign artistes.

One of such acts is Ivorian Dobet Gnahoré’s scintillating set on Thursday evening that left the audience clamouring for more.

Another memorable act at Hifa 2014 was Malawian stand-up comedian Daliso Chaponda whose rib-cracking jokes left audiences spell-bound.

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