RENOWNED Imbube outfit Black Umfolosi is appealing to members of the public to support the group by attending shows in which they will be fundraising for their Canadian tour. A�
Black Umfolosi, Co-founder, Sotsha Moyo said the ensemble will hold shows meant to help them generate income to secure visas and flights.
a�?We will be holding a fundraising show on Friday at the National Art Gallery. The aim of the show is to raise money for our Canadian tour. As seasoned artists we believe we have to use our talents in order to fundraise for the tour instead of being seen begging for finance.
a�?We have to pay for flights and visas hence we would like to urge the people of Bulawayo to come out in large numbers and support us by attending the show,a�? he said.
Moyo said during the show they will share the stage with Afro Jazz Finest comprising of Thandy Dhlana, Xolani a�?a�?Ex-Milea��a�� Ndlovu and Zet Moyo.
He said during the tour they will perform in all provinces of Canada and the tour has been divided into two sessions.
a�?During the first half of the tour we will be performing around in different provinces and towards the end of the tour will be concentrating on celebrating Christmas time which we will do using our own languages so that we promote our local culture,a�? he said.
Black Umfolosi is set to hold shows in Vankuva, Calgary, and Toronto among others.
The group is set to leave at the end of October for the two months long tour.
Black Umfolosi, became a household name after they released the song Unity after the signing of the Unity Accord between Zanu PF and PF Zapu, including other tracks such as Istofotofo and Shosholoza.
The group has toured extensively in the US, Europe, Canada, Australia, Asia and has represented Zimbabwe at international events, including expo 1992 in Seville, Spain and the 1994 Commonwealth Games in Victoria, Canada.