Blessing Rwizi Entertainment Correspondent
MUTARE-BASED hip-hop crew, Fourbeat Family, last week made an exceptional performance at the 2017 Zim Hip-Hop Awards.
The crew was spotted by Zim Hip-Hop Awards chief executive officer Beefy Harris after an outstanding performance at Samanyika Hip-Hop Festival held at Golden Peacock Hotel in August. It was among the artistes who performed during this year’s Zim Hip-Hop Awards. This year’s awards were held last Saturday for the first time in the City of Kings and Queens, Bulawayo.
Four Beat Crew was also one of the nominees in “The best underground music” category where Bulawayo-based Indigo Saint scooped the award against Hfiles, Fyp and Dakid Verse.
It consists of six guys, Kudakwashe Makanza, Tinashe Mukono, Nyasha Jeti, Simbarashe Mushapaidza, Nyasha Makwavarara and Reily Magaya. The three tracks are “Mutare”, “Mazimari” and “Fourbeat Anthem”. In an interview, Makanza said: “As a group, we felt honoured because this has proved that we are also a force to reckon with in the hip-hop music industry. This was our first time to be part of such an event and we have learnt a lot.”
Meanwhile, Sacred Heart Primary School in Hobhouse section of Mutare defied all odds to scoop this year’s edition of the Catholic Schools Association (CASA) music competitions. The school choir, which consisted of 72 learners, won two trophies for being the best choir, while their choir conductor was adjudged the best.
St Columbus’ came second, while Mt Mellary settled for third position. This year’s competitions were held at Mt Mellary Mission in Nyanga. The competitions attracted five schools from the Roman Catholic Church’s Mutare Diocese which are Mt Mellary, St Columbus’, St Joseph’s Mutare, St Joseph’s Rusape and Mundou.