ZIMBABWE – The venue used to be a hub of mbira music before it closed and the taking over of the Volt has breathed a new lease of life to the genre.
Mawungira Enharira take care of patrons at the venue courtesy of Platinum Entertainment running the venue.
The Mbira Night is happening every Friday and has been going on for the past two weeks at the garden area.
Platinum Entertainment boss Spencer ‘Boss Spencer’ Madziya described mbira as a cultural heritage that needs to be preserved and avoid from going into extinction.
“As Platinum we believe that mbira had been sidelined and not being promoted as it should be. It is not only entertainment but a cultural heritage that needs to be preserved.
“As Spencer Madziya I will see to it that this form of art gets the recognition it deserves,” he said.
Boss Spencer hailed Nyamasvisva of Mawungira in setting up the project.
“It is important that we continue to promote that form of art. It has now attracted multiracial crowd, diplomats, business people and artistes. Nyamasvisva has been very instrumental in helping us put together this project,” he said.
He added that plans are there for a thanks giving bira.