Delta Beverages, the organisers through their Chibuku opaque brand announced Tuesday that the popular traditional dance festival will roar to life on May 28, 2022.
The festival has over the years afforded dance groups global recognition and performances at various corporate and cultural events.
“This festival has become important in promoting and ensuring that traditional dances, which are one of our crucial intangible cultural heritages are celebrated.
“Dance and music have played an important part in the way people interact, celebrate and narrate our past.
“To this end, Chibuku Neshamwari Traditional Dance Festival has kept alive the many traditional dances that define the country and its people,” Patricia Murambinda (DELTA CORPORATION, General Manager – Corporate Affairs) said.
Chibuku Neshamwari Dance Festival will hold dance competitions, where participants from across the 10 provinces of Zimbabwe will come through and compete.
The top three winning groups will receive prize monies. This will then culminate in a National Final where winners from the 10 provinces will battle it out to be crowned overall winners.
Delta Corporation is involved, through its principal subsidiary Delta Beverages, in the brewing of lager and traditional beer and the bottling of soft drinks under licence from the Coca Cola Company. It operates one of the largest distribution network of depots and delivery fleets in Zimbabwe. It has recently bought UNB, SA, a traditional beer company. The Company has a significant interest in Schweppes Zimbabwe which manufactures still and juice drinks under the Coca-Cola franchise. Delta Beverages is the country’s leading brewer with more than 15 beer brands and some 4,000+ employees across the country. The group’s portfolio includes Castle, Carling Black Label, Chibuku, Chibuku Super, Castle Lite, Redd’s and Castle Milk Stout as well as leading local brands such as Golden Pilsener and Zambezi. Its associate entity African Distillers is the leading producer of wines, spirits and ciders. It is the majority shareholder in Natbrew Plc, the LuSE listed traditional beer business in Zambia. Delta Corporation is an associate of AB InBev, the world’s largest beer company.