By Tafadzwa Muranganwa
Rising AfroJazz musician will hold a concert this Friday to mobilise funds for the Day of African Child commemorations next month.
Speaking to Radio VOP Maizon Tazvitya who rose to fame with the song ‘Majurumbwe’ which was well-received by local radio stations ,the lined up concert is purely to raise funds to bankroll the Day of African Child celebrations on the 16th of June.
“I have decided to host this music concert at Joina City to fund-raise for the Day of African Child celebrations slated for the 16th of June in Hopley.
“Violence, neglect, abuse and discrimination are threats throughout childhood and constitutes an obstacle to children’s growth and development hence as a band we are a willing vessel ,working with communities to change and be a better society through artistic skills ,”said Maizon who was mentored by CHIPAWO (Children’s Performing Arts Workshop).
The commemorations are being organised by Inter-country’s People’s Aid ,Youth Advocates Zimbabwe and Just Joy at Extra Mile Leisure. The International Day of the African Child takes place on June 16, 2019. It has been celebrated every year since 1991, when it was first initiated by the Organisation of African Unity. It honours those who participated in the Soweto Uprising in 1976 on that day and also raises awareness of the continuing need for improvement of the education provided to African children.
The musician whose new single ‘Tamari’ is currently on Power FM music charts rallied people to come in their numbers to be serenaded with a ‘better taste of Afro -centric rhythms’.
Maizon was born 35 years ago in the high- density suburb of Dzivarasekwa, Harare. He attended Courtney Selous and St John’s Chikwaka schools. He is the third born in a family of six.
The former primary school teacher who plays acoustic guitar, sings with his band Ancient Tribe and had a stint working under the Save the Children umbrella with the late Tisa Chifunyise.
The charity concert will also be supported by Sounds of the Motherland band leader Progress Chipfumo whose discography include ‘Ndinovatenda Nei’,Vanochema,Tokwe Mukorsi and Hold My Hand just to mention but a few.