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Zahara is coming
The South African music sensation Zahara, as well as our own top class local artists Shishani, Lize Ehlers, PDK, Ponti and Elemotho but to mention a few, are expected to perform in Windhoek next Saturday (May 5).
Born Bulelwa Mkutukana in 1987 at Phumlani Village near East London, she taught herself to play the guitar.
Zahara, which means ‘budding flower’ in Arabic, released a smash hit last year called Loliwe and the album of the same name features 12 soulful folk and traditional music tracks sung in isiXhosa and English.
Music promoter and owner of DClub Tommy Tjaronda, who is bringing Zahara to Namibia, says the first ever Afro-Pop Jazz Carnival (APJC) will be a memorable event. “It was not that difficult to bring Zahara to Namibia. We started meeting at the beginning of the year and this was the earliest they could schedule us,” says Tommy.
He further says for a small country like Namibia to have Zahara performing here is a good thing. “With her busy schedule and the SAMAs coming up, we were really lucky to have her here.”
One of the sponsors of the APJC, 99FM’s Public Relation Manager Corrie du Plessis, says they are very proud to be part of the carnival and it’s a perfect match for 99FM.
“Our listeners come first and we aim to always respect the ears of our audience by presenting them with quality sounds. Zahara is currently one of the popular musicians in South Africa and we are glad to be part of this event,” Corrie said. Tickets are N$150 for a standard