The Herald (Harare)

7 December 2012

Zimbabwe: 'Got Talent' Gig in Marondera

Auditions for Marondera's "Got Talent", a new talent search show will be held tomorrow in the Mashonaland East provincial capital where a host of entertainment activities have been lined up starting at midday until late at night.

There will be auditions for dance groups, singers and emcees as well as football matches for the top six teams from Marondera.

The talent search show is part of an alliance between Red Fox in Harare and Rat&Mouse in Marondera, the two reggae/dancehall joints, in an alliance dubbed "Ghetto Mash-up".

According to Dunmore Mutyambizi, the owner of Rat&Mouse, the talent search show is aimed at scouting for new talent in dance, music and sport.

"We are trying to introduce a new concept where we include sport and entertainment and not just limit ourselves to booze and music.

"So we are hoping to conduct the auditions this weekend and whoever wins will make it to the finals which will be held on December 15 in Marondera.

"Since we now have an alliance with Red Fox this means that the joint will close on that day so that everyone who loves reggae and dancehall will come to Marondera and enjoy the upcoming artistes battle it out on stage," Dunmore said.

The finals will be graced by Marondera-born crooner Mike Madamombe, who is more popularly known as Mic Inity.

As part of the big prizes, the best emcees will partner Mic Inity for a live DVD recording which will be released after the talent show. Mic Inity has become an inspiration to many ghetto youths in Marondera, his home town. He is currently riding high with his latest album titled "Freedom".

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