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African Music Calabash attendance an eye opener: Samukoko

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Elias Maginya

GWERU born and bred artist, Tawanda Mukoko popularly known as Samukoko has said being part of the Africa Music Calabash that was recently held in South Africa was an eye opener.

Samukoko who has since relocated to Harare told CommuTalk News that exposure is one thing that should be open to artist as the arts industry continues to grow in Zimbabwe.

“It was great honour to be representing my country doing what I love most. I am really happy that I shared knowledge with students and music gurus who include doctors and professors from the region.

“The experience itself should one day be also accorded to more artists because knowledge sharing gives also gives one new insight beyond producing music just for entertainment but also towards influencing communities we leave in positively,” Samukoko said.

The conference which ran under the theme Africa Youth Unite this year saw Samukoko being one of the 12 participants who represented their countries from the SADC Region.

The talented mbira player who leads the Band Caritate also said he was shocked to learn how people beyond the Zimbabwean boarders are enthusiastic towards playing the mbira instrument.

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