The inaugural Harvest Zimbabwe Festival held at Harare Gardens early this month proved to be a resounding success with a variety of musical outfits providing top class entertainment.
The brainchild of Gateway Zimbabwe, the festival was held with the goal of providing citizens with a platform to promote unity and love under the theme It’s Us and It’s Now: Whatever the Question-Community is the Answer
The capacity crowd which thronged the Harare gardens were treated to top class performances by Edith WeuTonga, Hope Masike and Bulawayo based Djembe Monks.
First on stage was Weutonga who gave a scintillating performance with her backing outfit Utonga band. She churned out hit after hit including the crowd favourites Hutungamiri, Nhaka and Mukaranga.
Not to be outdone was Mbira songstress Hope Masike who gave a good account of herself as she played popular tracks Nhemamusasa and Ndinewe.
Masike would make way for arguably the most energetic set of the night as Zim dancehall tar Guspy Warrior took to the stage.
Born Emmanuel Manyeruke, the Chitungwiza born and bred chanter took the crowd into a frenzy churning hit after hit including n popular tracks such as No Way, Joze and Seunononga.
Dadza D closed off the show with a sizzling performance rolling one dancehall track after the other. He proved that he still has the staying power in the industry, as fans called for an encore for many of the songs on set.
Maaianne Knuth,Kufunda Village founder said that the festival was a community peacebuilding initiative.
“The Harvest Festival aims to honour the spirit of Ubuntu/Hunhu by celebrating and reinforcing ways that communities solve their challenges from day to day”. She added that peace and love are the key elements for a better community