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The Bindura Arts Festival hangs in the balance after organisers failed to secure funds for the three-day festival. Recently the organisers moved the fete from March to April saying they had not secured enough funds for the festival. Yesterday events manager Master Nakapa said they were still facing challenges.

“From what I know it will not take place this month because there is no money for the festival,” said Nakapa.

He said some of the organisations that had promised to assist them with resources for the festival have not yet delivered.

Last year the annual festival was a success with most upcoming artists benefiting from it. This year the organisers had planned for a bigger event that was going to take three days from two days last year.

“Plans were that the event would be bigger to accommodate a number of activities with the main day graced by different artistes,” he said.

He added that they were still hoping that organisations would assist them to make the festival a success.

Nakapa, said they had lined up a variety of activities this year.

“On the first day we will have workshops with professionals from different sectors including poetry, theatre, music and dance to mentor young talent.

“We have engaged musicians such as Killer T, Soul Jah Love, Seh Calaz, Guspy Warrior and Freeman, among others, to perform on our dancehall night which will be held at Tendai Hall.

“The second day, which is our biggest day, will have our main acts Culture Spears from Botswana, Alick Macheso, Suluman Chimbetu, Gary Tight, Winky D, Jah Prayzah,

Munya Mataruse and many others at Chipadze Stadium as well as Sabhuku Vharazipi.

Source : The Herald