Bulawayo is set to reverberate to kwaito and house music when an impressive array of local and South African artistes perform at the Kalawa homecoming show at Queens Sports Club today.
By Luyanduhlobo Makwati
Organisers of the event said they are ready to roll. The show that has become a permanent feature in the country’s entertainment scene will see performances from new groups and artistes.
Show organiser Vusumuzi Siqalabo told The Standard Style that South African artistes led by Oscar Bonginkosi “Oskido” Mdlongwa are coming in today.
He said the artistes confirmed to him that they were ready to rock Bulawayo.
“We have done our homework and we are ready for the big day come Sunday [today],” said Siqalabo. “We will be giving Bulawayo what it wants and artistes have declared that they are here to rock.”
Different from last year where Oskido featured a number of old school kwaito artistes, this time organisers said the Tsa Mandebele hitmaker was bringing with him new boys in the industry.
Oskido is bringing a star-studded line-up that includes the hip-hop and award-winning Casper Nyovest, Dj Tira and Pepsi.
Entertainment lovers in Bulawayo have declared their interest to be part of the prestigious show which is a must attend.
Vusumuzi Moyo, one of Kalawa followers said this year was likely to a be a different affair because Oskido was bringing in a new dimension of incorporating artistes who sing other genres.
“Kalawa has been known by ghetto boys who love kwaito and house music, but now it’s going to be a different story because Oskido has roped in rapper Casper Nyovest and many others,” he said.
The home coming show has over the years left an indelible mark, creating a niche of its own which other gigs have failed to compete with.
Last year about 7 000 revellers thronged the venue for the homecoming show.
Although Siqalabo did not disclose the mood surrounding the homecoming show, sources said close to 3 000 advance tickets had been sold by Friday.
Advance tickets are pegged at $15 and $40 for ordinary and VIP respectively, while $20 and $50 will be paid at the gate.