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Monday, October 18, 2010

Capleton is Keen on Exposing Local Talents While in Zimbabwe

Organisers of the Dancehall Festival have started scouting for microphone chanters from the ghettos in Harare and Chitungwiza who will have a rare chance to share the stage with Jamaican reggae/dancehall star Capleton.

Capleton, or simply the Prophet, is scheduled to come for two shows one on December 31, and another one on New Year’s Day and he insisted that he was keen on exposing local talent.

According to Godfather Templeman in conjunction with Red Rose Entertainment, King Shango will go on a tour of the ghettos in Harare and Chitungwiza where he is expected to inspire and impart to the youths true values of the Rastafari movement.

"We are scouting for raw ghetto talent and those who qualify will be able to meet and receive mentorship from the Prophet. 

"We are trying our best to cover as much ground to identify the ghetto emcees with the potential so that by the time King Shango arrives on December 29 everything would be in place," he said.

Templeman said besides the main act there is going to be the battle of emcees as part of the festival.
"Capleton is keen on meeting ghetto youths and we have made sure that he holds his farewell gig on New Year’s Day in Chitungwiza. It will be a purely dancehall fiesta during both shows," Templeman who is ranked as one of the top turntable masters said.

Asked what measures they have in place in case it rains on the day of the show, Templeman said they would pitch up tents right around the Glamis arena.

The Prophet and his live band are billed to perform at the Glamis Stadium on December 31 alongside a host of local performing artistes including Winky D aka "Bigiman".

He joins the long list of Jamaican artistes to visit Zimbabwe this year after Maxi Priest, Sizzla Kalonji, Mutabaruka, Brick and Lace as well as Sean Paul.


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