Following a successful launch last year, the second annual Spring Springs Outdoor Celebration will be on 15 September 2012 at Arundel School. This year’s concert will feature a live performance by the legendary Ladysmith Black Mambazo, who famously sang Shosholoza, and have collaborated with numerous international artists including Dolly Parton and Paul Simon. Headlining the concert alongside them is renowned local afro-jazz artist Dudu Manhenga, upcoming musician uZa, and the invigorating group Drum Cafe.
“In creating Spring Strings, we wanted to inspire people to begin anew and celebrate themselves and being Zimbabwean at the beginning of a new season,” said Tenjiwe Mutiti, Founder of Lucky bean Productions which organises the event. Mutiti’s production company was established with a vision to develop the arts and raise awareness of Zimbabwean talent. Luckybean Productions has partnered with Crowne Plaza Hotels and Resorts, Comprehensive Travel and Tours, Star FM, Schweppes Zimbabwe Limited and online entertainment portal Zimbojam to celebrate Zimbabwe.
“Our partners recognise the need to give back to the artistic community by giving them a platform to interact with well established foreign artists.” Mutiti said.
Last year’s event saw Soweto String Quartet performing alongside Dudu and Jazz Invitation.
Starting at 12pm, the concert, will also feature performances by Mayek Dance Emsemble, Arundel Electric Orchestra, Prayer Soul and Tari Negitare. There will be guest performances by Children’s Celebration Orchestra of Zimbabwe and Emerald Hill Children’s Ensemble. Tickets are available at Reps Theatre, Hello Harare Offices, Arundel School and iClik.
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