In light of the decision by the Government of Zimbabwe to suspend all public gatherings of more than 100 people including weddings and church events for the next 60 days as it monitors the COVID-19 outbreak, multi-award winning Zimbabwean dance outfit Inkululeko Yabatsha School of Arts (Iyasa) through their Creative Diversity and Social Inclusion (Credisi) project has postponed this month’s show which was scheduled for Thabiso Youth Centre in Makokoba, Bulawayo on March 27.
This was said in a press statement released by Iyasa on Tuesday.
“We have decided to postpone this month’s event due to the Coronavirus outbreak (as recommended by the Ministry of Health and the World Health Organisation). We value the safety and health of all the artists and attendees of our event and are taking precautionary measures to safeguard everyone. As soon as the circumstances change we will announce dates for the next show at Thabiso Youth Centre.” read the statement posted on their Facebook page.
The show was set to feature dance group Hloseni Arts Ensemble, Hwabaraty, Mzoe7 and Drums of Peace among others.
Some of the shows that have been put on hold include Umahlekisa Comedy Club’s 7th anniversary show, Burna Boy’s show and the launch of Madlela Skhobokhobo’s latest album launch which was scheduled for April 4 in Gwanda.
The project was initiated in August last year and targets to engage youth-led organisations, women’s arts groups, creative clubs/hubs as well as initiatives done by up-and-coming and artistes in the Bulawayo.