By Kelvin Kasiwulaya
All is set for the 1st Edition of the Midlands Gospel Musical Festival which is billed to see on stage some of Zimbabwe’s top gospel prodigies including Michael Mahendere and Dorcas Moyo.
Dubbed the gospel show of the year by many music fans, Zimbabwe’s renowned artists are expected to light off Midlands show grounds on the 26th of November 2022.
Dorcas Moyo, is expected to belt out songs from her recent “Bvunzi rangu ramera” Album, her music is well-known for its redemptive declaration of faith for those going through trials and tribulations.
The ladies’ favorite artist Michael Mahendere is going to be the praise and worship performer to look out for on the lineup as he has never disappointed on stage.
The Makanaka Jesu hitmaker will use the platform to promote his latest offering – Getting Personal with God Volume 4.
A first of its kind, the one-day Gospel Festival will be hosted by the Midlands Show society.
Midlands Show Society President, Pascal Muringani said preparations for the event were now at an advanced stage.
“The Midlands Show Society is going to hold a gospel music concert, first of its kind and there will be a number of local artists from areas across the Midlands.
“More so renowned gospel artist Mahendere, Dorcas Moyo and the Joyful Praise Choir will keep the vibe alive.
“The show by virtue of its novelty is going to be a memorable event for the Midlands. Companies are called to come, showcase and sell their products,” he said.
He added that as a hive of entertainment, the festival is also going to boost the musical market.
“This show is aimed to spread the word of God and market musicians from across the province, he said.
As Ruth Batamaucho once wrote, “Gospel music forms an important part of people’s aesthetic expression and is a blend of music, dance, poetry, drama — all combined in one.
It is, therefore, not a gainsaying when people say gospel music, as a genre, has been crucial in strengthening believer’s faith, while also promoting unity in Zimbabwe’s colorful history.
Festival entry fees are pegged at US$3 for children and US$5 for adults. #The Sun