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Zionists celebrate Valentine's Day with music and dance

By unknown | Feb 10, 2009 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Patience Bambalele

Patience Bambalele

The Zion community will celebrate Valentine's Day with a huge music concert that will be held at Uncle Tom's Hall in Orlando West, Soweto.

Dubbed One Love, One Heart, the concert starts at 10am on Saturday and features famous Zion groups. Groups such as Enyonini Mission, Blessings Of Christ, Thulani Manana, Religious In Christ, Worshippers, Ambassadors in Christ and Isivumelwano SamaKrestu will entertain music lovers.

Musicians, among them Khulekani, Mongezi Vukana, Nankie, Peniel and Izingane Zoma, have been added to the line-up to balance the scale. Zion gospel music has been neglected for a long time. However, in the past two years there have been a positive change in the genre.

The music has proved to be one of the bestselling in SA, with most Zion groups achieving platinum and gold status with ease. Concert organiser Sipho Mpungose says they have invited different churches and denominations to celebrate Valentine's Day together.

"Our focus is in this indigenous gospel music (Amazayoni, Amapostoli and Amaweseli) because we believe the majority members of these churches would love to perform in front of their followers."

Mpungose says the aim of the event is to promote family values, love, peace and reconciliation. "We want to encourage our community to take personal responsibility regarding their health, wellness and address the HIV-Aids scourge.


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