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Artistes converge for Green Concert
September 25, 2013
Reigning City of Harare
goodwill ambassador for the Water Conservation and Zero Litter Campaign,
musician Derreck Mpofu, will on Friday evening host the first ever
“Green Concert” at the 7 Arts Theatre in Avondale.
The concert will serve
as an environmental awareness campaign through music, dance and
song. Guests of honour at the event would be Minister of Environment,
Water and Climate Saviour Kasukuwere and Minister of Youth, Indigenisation
and Economic Empowerment Francis Nhema.
Mpofu said the event
would be a night of song and dance with people celebrating the country’s
environment and future. It would mainly address issues affecting
the local environment and ways to preserve it. Some of the issues
which will be discussed include litter, water conservation, poaching,
planting of trees and pollution.
The dress code to the
free green carpet event will be smart casual with a touch of green
to promote green tourism.
The Chisikana Changu
Zimbabwe hitmaker is expected to perform his hit track which celebrates
the country’s beautiful natural resources and urges Zimbabweans
to properly manage waste and conserve water.
Mpofu said one of the
highlights of the night would be the unveiling of the colour-coded
system of binning litter.
The concert would also
feature musicians Albert Nyathi, Prudence Mabhena and Tererai Mugwadi.
A new group, Green Rainbow
Choir, which is comprised of 50 children of different races and
backgrounds, and the Zimbabwe Prison Service Band are also billed
to perform at the event.
Their concert will be
recorded for the production of a DVD which will be sent to the Zimbabwe
Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) studios and DStv’s National
Geographic channel for airplay. The DVD will be released at least
two weeks after the concert.
Mpofu condemned the recent
killing of elephants through poisoning by poachers saying they would
address these issues during the Green Concert. He said this week
would be a Green Week where they would distribute green wristbands
to members of the public to raise awareness towards a clean Zimbabwe
by 2015. Clean-up campaigns will be held on the sidelines.
As goodwill ambassador,
Mpofu has from last year been working hand in hand with the Environment
Management Agency and the Environment ministry on clean-up campaigns
in schools, cities and also facilitating tree-planting ceremonies.
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