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Monday, November 22, 2010

Zimbabweans are Already Prepping the Stage for Capleton's Arrival

CAPLETON (popularly known as ‘King Shango’), will bring his latest album Iternal Fire when he performs here and Harare is already feeling the heat.

The Jamaican reggae star is expected to perform at Andy Millar Hall on December 31 and Chitungwiza Aquatic Complex on January 1, 2011. 

Most ghettos in the capital have been shaking to exciting open air gigs that are being staged in preparation of King Shango’s arrival.

He is expected to jet into the country on December 24, a week before the show and spend his Christmas holiday in Zimbabwe.
The excitement in the capital’s high-density suburbs is enormous and those that have visited the preparatory gigs in Mbare, Glen Norah, Glen View and Mufakose would testify that reggae fans are already in the mood for the grand shows.

The next ghetto gigs will be held in Mabvuku, Kuwadzana, Warren Park, Dzivaresekwa and Highfield.

In Chitungwiza the gigs will go to Zengeza, C-Junction and Makoni while another bash is expected in Bindura.
Experienced reggae disc jockey Templeman who is popularly known as The Godfather has been on the forefront of the gigs, putting most fans in the mood for a memorable reggae outing. 

Capleton is known for making impressive performances throughout the country and many fans are looking forward to his Zimbabwean gig.

He would be on a tour of Africa that will also take him to Gambia, Senegal and South Africa.

Show organisers, Red Rose Entertainment, said they were upbeat about the response from the ghetto gatherings that have been dominated by respected adult Rastafarians and energetic dreadlocked youths.
They equated the Cappleton show to a race saying his shows would actually be the final stages of the series of celebrations.

“We have taken a version of the street parties that are known as Pasa-Pasas in Jamaica and we feel like we have already achieved our goal even before Capleton arrives,” said a spokesperson.

“The tour has already attracted a lot of interest and we are looking forward to historic shows. 
“We have no doubt that King Shango will have a nice time in Zimbabwe.”

He said all the groundwork for the tour had been done done and the preparatory gigs will rotate around most of the ghettos before he arrives. 

“We wish we could do this more often because the street parties are not only campaign events to the show but also exciting outings.”

Capleton will be supported by a contigent of local reggae and dancehall artists that include Winky D, Elder Tevor Hall, The Godfatha, King Shaddy, Sniper and Miss Smuffet.


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