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Zim’s Xtra Large bridges generational music gap

Harare – Cases abound of music groups that disintegrate after achieving fame. But the same cannot be said for the Zimbabwean outfit, Xtra Large that has remained intact since entering the music scene in 2003. Last month, the group released its latest album, The Truth. On the album, they feature other local musicians such as Baba Shupi, Stunner, Ras Caleb, Pah Chihera and Poptain. The Southern Times Reporter Sharon Kavhu (SK) had an opportunity to chat with the Xtra Large ‘Maroja’ duo on its secret to survival in the music industry. Xtra Large is made up of Jim ‘Swaggah Jim’ Mangezi (JM) and Norman Likkle N Manwere (NM). ...Read More

Explosive end to HIFA 2018!

The curtain came down on the six-day Harare International Festival of the Arts last week with a scintillating performance by South Africa’s top band, Freshlyground, amid a flurry of fireworks and ‘Waka Waka’. ...Read More

Miss SA pageant changes format . . . Broadens chances of winning on global platforms

Pretoria – Organisers of the Miss South Africa beauty pageant have announced that they will be crowning two winners at the end of the competition this year. ...Read More

Lira shares her struggles in the music industry

South Africa’s Lira recently opened up about her struggles in the music business, saying African artistes have limited access to African music because radio stations mostly play local music. ...Read More

Battle of Sam Khubis remembered in Reho

Rehoboth – The Rehoboth Baster community in Namibia on Monday remembered the battle of Sam Khubis in Rehoboth with an ecumenical worship service before departing for Sam Khubis, some 50 kilometres south-west of Rehoboth. ...Read More

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