Independence gig live online

By Staff reporter | 15 Apr 2020 at 20:40hrs
DANCEHALL music star Freeman and Chillspot Family will on Friday lead an array of chanters in entertaining music lovers in an independence eve online gig dubbed "Lockdown Live".

Chillspot Family DJs Fantan, Levels and Ribhe will be on the decks for the gig which also features chanters Bazooker, Jah Master and Uncle Epatan among others.

Female rapper Kikky Badass will represent hip-hop at the Zimdancehall dominated affair which will be streamed live on Facebook and YouTube.

With the country currently under lockdown as a measure to contain the spread of coronavirus (Covid-19), several entertainers have taken their acts to social media to remain in constant touch with their followers.

This year's independence celebrations have been put on a halt as a ban on public gatherings is in effect, hence no independence gigs.

Speaking to the Daily News, Chillspot's DJ Fantan said they will continue entertaining music lovers despite the lockdown.

"This is entertainment in the comfort of your homes. We are saying stay safe. Enjoy the lockdown entertainment."
As the country fights Covid-19, the recording stable produced the Matare Riddim which saw musicians such as Ras Caleb and Gemma Griffiths dedicating songs to the fight against the pandemic.

The Mbare-based crew boasts of a huge following that frequent their live shows and it remains to be seen if their followers, largely ghetto youths, can afford logging online.

Last Friday, singer Victor Kunonga had a live session on Facebook, a sign that this is where entertainers have taken

their game.

Some DJs have also gone the digital way with online sessions and DJs such as Iroq and King Her have had their acts online.

This year's independence celebrations were set to be headlined by foreign acts Burna Boy and Jamaica's Turbulence.

Burna Boy was set to entertain local revellers this Friday and Turbulence the following day but all was to be shelved as a measure to contain the spread of the virus.



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