The Sunday Mail
THIS coming Saturday, Zimbabweans join the rest of the continent in celebrating Africa Day, and Tamba Events has come up with the perfect treat for merrymakers.
Kingfisher Park is the place to be on this day as it plays host to the inaugural Braai Out, a fun-filled family friendly event that is set to be an explosive affair. With the venue already popular for picnics and braais, the addition of talented musicians, DJs and MCs sum up the intention of the organisers of this particular outing.
After all, grilled meat, music and drinks, not to mention a serene environment, are perfect ingredients needed for people to have a good time.
A diverse line-up that includes Gemma Griffiths, 2 Bad, Abisha Palmer, Rob Macson, DJ Eve, Game Recognise Game and Merciless Zimbabwe, to name a few, means there is a bit of everything for everyone.
Interesting personalities will be steering the ship with Sarah Sinclair, Boss Kedha and Bhutisi hosting the event. This fete presents many music lovers with the rare opportunity to see current sensation Gemma Griffiths live on stage, playing the leading role, rather than featuring on another artiste’s set.
While the talented artiste has already proven to be a force on the local music scene, this weekend she gets to show a wider audience what she can do on stage when she is not under Winky D’s wings.
In an interview with The Sunday Mail Society, event organiser Nigel Chinovhiringa said they had come up with an interesting concept to cater for all age groups and different tastes.
“Braai Out is a family fun day filled with meat, great music, drinks, comedy and games for all ages,” he said.
“There might be numerous similar concepts out there, but we are promising a unique experience, which is why we have been working hard to ensure that we incorporate exciting elements to this particular event.”
He said they had gone to great lengths to ensure that the line-up was balanced so that no one would be left out.
“On the line-up we wanted to cater for everyone, if you take a close look you will see we have music for the mature, Afro beats, hip-hop, Zim dancehall and comedy, all packaged into one.
“Besides the artistes that are on the poster, people should also look forward to big surprise performances throughout the event.”
The event does not have a specific target audience, with the organisers inviting everyone who wants to have a good time to come through.
“Our target audience is anyone who wants to have a great time with friends and family in an environment that is conducive. Believe me, people are going to have a laugh, dance and be merry at the Braai Out.
“Even if you look at the venue, Kingfisher, it’s a serene and scenic environment, which is perfect for relaxation and enjoyment. People are free to bring their own meat and drinks in cooler boxes but they will pay a small charge on top of the entrance fee. We will also be selling braai packs and drinks inside at a reasonable price.”