Published: November 17, 2011
Dreams To Fame, the Amakhosi Cultural Center’s annual youth performance arts journey to win the Amakhosi Golden Awards has become part of Bulawayo’s largest summer season urban culture for young people and it is growing.
This year the 19 weeks summer season performance arts talent ramble had attracted 15 360 Dreams To Fame fans and 760 aspiring artists by week 15 making it the country’s largest open forum platform for performance arts expression and talent exhibition in Zimbabwe.
Twenty groups and twenty five solo performers in Dance and Music categories qualified for the final four weeks competition stage of Dreams To Fame. Last week saw Group A Music: featuring, Crazy Bug; Queen; Heavy D; Tholakele; Koi-Koi and Young Stan battle it out to proceed to the semi-finals of the contest before a capacity crowd at Amakhosi Cultural Center. Tholakele, Crazy Bug and Koi-Koi made it through to the semi-final stage, while Young Stan is in the running for the Best Costume Award and Queen is in the running for the Most Promising Musician Award.
Group B Dance: featuring Young Star Groovers; Sky Shakers Jnr; Expose; Sky Shakers; Amapopcorn and Explosion gave a breath taking contest. Making it through to the semi-finals in the dance category are, Explosion, Amapopcorn and Expose. Running for the Most Promising Dance Award is Sky Shakers Jnr while Explosion is in the running for the Best Costume Award for dance.
The remaining contestants will rumble on the 26th of November at Amakhosi Cultural Center starting 3pm for a semi-final place on the 3rd of December. The finals will be held on the 10th of December where the 2010 award holders will be part of the bill, out to defend their awards.
Dreams To Fame is an Amakhosi brand that aims to provide a free platform to aspiring artists to show case what they would have created to the public for twenty weeks in summer, running from August to December each year. The aspiring artists use the platform to take constructive criticism to work on their creations week after week to grow themselves. It is also an audience building program for the arts that encourages the responsible consumption and enjoyment of arts and cultural products by the young generation of our society while developing a strong sense of confidence, freedom of choice and expression in young people. Amakhosi Cultural Center’s mission is to discover and polish the diamond talent in every individual.
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