Multi award-winning afro-fusion sensation Cynthia Mare is set to host a Mother’s Day concert at KwaMambo Restaurant in Avondale on Sunday afternoon.
A three course lunch will be served during the show. Mare explains, “I will treat the mothers to a one and half hour Cynthia Mare show after an exquisite three course meal courtesy of KwaMambo. I will treat them to my afro-fusion with a bit of afro-jazz and gospel.” She said she wants people to celebrate the special women in their lives, be it their mothers, friends, sisters or wives by giving them the best treat they can.
Mare said even the greatest of men come from mothers. “Although I lost my own mother I want people to realise the importance mothers have in their lives and show them the appreciation they deserve,” she said.
Mare is teaming up with poets Mzandile Ndlovu a.k.a Zaza and Sharon. The Pakarepaye groomed Donald Kanyuchi will also be performing his soothing afro-fusion music. Kanyuchi said, “Being on Mother’s Day, the show gives me an opportunity to appreciate my own mother and all the women that have taken motherhood to heart.” He said people should anticipate a great show that celebrates the special women in their lives.
Meanwhile, corporate partners will be giving out free hampers to all mothers. Mare’s manager Njabulo Nkomo a.k.a Tytan said, “Langa Cosmetics will be giving away $25 spar vouchers to Spar Nakisai while Uniliver will be giving out gift hampers.” He said popular television show Makhosi Today is also sponsoring some tickets.
Mare who recently came back home to roost after a lengthy spell the UK is the 2011 winner of the Best UK Female Afro-Caribbean Act at the Black Entertainment Film, Fashion, Television and Arts (BEFFTA) Awards. In 2012, she was voted the Female Artist of the Year at the Zim Achievers Awards. She was also one of the nominees of the Nigerian UK Based Achievers Awards (NUBAA) back in 2011.
Locally, Mare is famous for the song Zuva Rimwe in which she prays for another day with her late mother to show her how much she appreciates her. She also dedicated a whole album to her mother, The Songs My Mother Loved which features songs such as Pfugama Unamate, Nhamo and Ndichakurarangarira.
The show will kick off at 2pm running until 6pm. Entrance is $45 for adults and $15 for kids, all prices including a three course meal. Tickets are available at KwaMambo Restaurant, 40 Cork Road, Avondale.