Berita’s unplegged show defines who is a Panafrican artiste

Confirming her vision and target , Berita said ““My mission is to take my music to different borders around Africa.

 

 

The uttered “Being on the road for the past three weeks has been the most gratifying experience because learning more about my culture and my history and my people from the other parts of the continent has been something I had wanted to do for a long time,”

 

 

She disclosed that the Live and Unplugged Show was part of her self-funded tour of East Africa that had earlier seen her perform in Kampala and Nairobi, before winding up the tour in Kigali.

 

 

In the end, it was a cozy and intimate show, a good introduction for the songstress who was performing in the country for the first time. It was also the first time that the recently opened Kigali Cultural Village, an artistic space located at the Kigali Conference and Exhibition Village was staging a live music show.

 

 

Asked about her challenges in music industry ,Berita responded ““It’s a bit frustrating to be a girl in this industry.

 

 

She sang in her native Nbebele, English, Swahili, and Xhosa, a language whose tongue-clicking sounds and tongue-twisters left the audience in awe.

 

 

During her show, it was not only to belt out her songs, but also to share her musical journey and offer a glimpse into her world of fashion.

 

 

Berita said “I’m moving into a space where I want to stop looking at myself as a girl or female artist and look at myself as an artist – period, and hold my ground against other artists, male or female.

 

 

She added “There are certain places where you get to and are undermined because you are a girl, and that is frustrating, especially here in Wakanda.”

 

 

Her audience was too concentrating on her music luggage. About a hundred people turned up to listen to her in Kigali Show

 

 

Berita would describe Winnie as “a big friend, mother and mentor”; adding that “having her by my side has helped me so much as a young woman to shape how I want to present myself to the world”.

 

 

There were about 100 people in attendance but in the end, it was not the kind of show to be judged by ticket sales, but rather the quality of the experience.

 

 

The show kicked off shortly after 8:00 pm, when Eric Soul from Afrogroov, the organizers ushered Berita on stage for a candid conversation on various aspects of her music.

 

 

It was an experience that went beyond the singer’s soulful and acoustic music set at the Berita Live and Unplugged show in Kigali on Saturday night.

 

 

The singer looked regal in her striking red Xhosa duke over her braided hair won over colorful African prints, which evoked memories of former South African anti-apartheid activist Winnie Mandela, who passed away last month

 

 

It was moore than just music at Berita’s Live and Unplugged show

 

 

Zimbabwean afro pop guitarist and producer Gugulethu Khumalo shows her ability to play guitar during the concert

 

 

Zimbabwean Afrosoul songbird Berita during her performance at Kigali Cultural village on Saturday

 

 

Rwandan Inanga player Deo Munyakazi entertain the audience during the concert Kigali Cultural Village on Saturday

 

 

Berita put up an intimate, up close and personal show, one that allowed the audience to digest and appreciate her music which most were hearing for the first time

 

 

South Africa-based Zimbabwean songstress Berita (Gugulethu Khumalo) took to the stage at the Kigali Cultural Village

 

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