EN traditional dance groups, drawn from the country’s 10 provinces, will clash for supremacy at this year’s Chibuku Neshamwari Traditional Dance finals slated for tomorrow at the Harare Gardens.
Tomorrow’s event will be dominated by nyau and mbakumba dance genres.
Dancers from Harare and Midlands will showcase nyau while mbakumba, a dance synonymous with Masvingo, will be presented by Dapurahunanzva from Manicaland and Budiriro Cultural Arts from Mashonaland West.
Other traditional dances that will be on show at the event are setapa from Matabeleland South (Bombala Performing Arts), Jerusarema Mbende from Mashonaland East (Goromonzi Arts Ensemble), Mhande from Masvingo (Dzimbadzemabwe Arts),  Amabhiza from Bulawayo (Ulenje), Nsumbule from Matabeleland North (Pezhuba Pachena) and dinhe from Mashonaland Central (Guruve Marimba).
The winning group will walk away with the top prize of US$15 000.
To spice up the event, the organisers have lured top musicians in the form of Jah Prayzah and Killer T.
“It is always exciting to be part of the event. It is not a secret that our music as a band is rooted in traditional culture; it really inspires us.
“Above all, it is also good to work with big corporations such as Delta Beverages especially in the wake of Covid-19 pandemic,” said Jah Prayzah and his 3G band manager Keen Mushapaidze.
According to the organisers, fans will also be in for a treat as they will stand a chance to win a car in the grand draw dubbed “Chibuku Big 60 Promotion.” The draw has been held across the country since April.
This comes as the beer brewery organisation is celebrating 60 years of Chibuku.
“The lucky ones will walk away with four Nissan Navara single cab cars. There are two cars for the Northern Region and two for the Southern region.
“To win, consumers do not have to be necessarily present at the event,” Delta Corporation general manager — Corporate Affairs Patricia Murambinda said.