Luciano expected tomorrow


Jamaican musician Luciano, who is set to perform at
the Zimbabwe Sunsplush set for Glamis Arena on
Friday, is expected in the country tomorrow.
The musician is scheduled to arrive at the Harare
International Airport at midday. A number of activities
are lined up for the musician’s programme in the
country ahead of the show.
Chief among the events is a welcome party set for
Private Lounge on Wednesday. Local musicians who
are set to share the stage with Luciano will be part of
the party. The musicians include Jah Prayzah,
Suluman Chimbetu, Tocky Vibes and Sniper Storm.
Organisers of the show said Luciano was happy to
return after more than eight years.
“He is happy that he will be able to make it to
Zimbabwe. He cancelled the tour in December last
year after his government warned musicians against
travelling to Africa because of the Ebola outbreak, but
he has Zimbabwe at heart. He promised a big show
and an outstanding reunion with his fans,” said one of
the organisers.
Luciano last performed in the country in 2007 after
being invited by the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority. On
Friday he will share the stage with Winky D, Soul Jah
Love, Transit Crew and Sniper Storm at the Sunsplush
that would also be a mixed bag as it doubles as a
mega introductory party for Pacific Brand
ambassadors Chimbetu, Jah Prayzah, Tocky Vibes
and Martin Sibanda.
Event organisers Chipaz Promotions said the mixed
bag is likely to produce a Sunsplush with a difference.
“The unveiling of Pacific ambassadors Sulu, Jah
Prayzah, Tocky and Martin is a big event on its own,
but it will become a mega function because Luciano
is gracing the Sunplush. We are likely to witness an
event with a difference because we will have many
genres on one stage,” said Partson Chimbodza of
Chipaz Promotions.
“If he had come last year for the Sting event, Luciano
would have performed for mainly young music fans
because of the nature of the function and supporting
artistes. Now, he will perform for audiences of various
music tastes and the show is also good for mature
listeners that follow his music.
“Our partnership with Savanna Tobacco will obviously
yield a memorable affair that is likely to leave lasting
impressions. Fans and artistes alike will have a
memorable event.”