Thupeyo Muleya, Beitbridge Bureau
The sleepy town of Beitbridge will come alive again tomorrow when Pagomba Café, the nexus of entertainment in the border town, hosts the renowned Baba Harare and Zimdancehall sensation Killer T.
The venue, located in the centre of the port town near Mashakada Business Centre and parallel to the Beitbridge to Bulawayo road, has becomes a common home for top drawer artistes, thanks to the management.
According to Pagomba manager Cathrene Wandura, preparations for the Baba Harare and Killer T duet were at an advanced stage and they were looking forward to another full house.
“The management at Pagomba will leave no stone unturned to ensure that we give our clients yet another memorable show,” she said.
“We encourage them to come in their numbers and support us and the performing artistes.
“In essence, we promise the fans a mixed bag of entertainment on the day and an assortment of the coldest beers in town.
“Apart from the beers and music, we have one of the best restaurants in town which serves unique traditional and exotic meals. During most weekends we also play host to a number of social soccer teams and pool tournaments.”
Wandura added that they had covered a lot of ground in terms of logistics to minimise any disruptions to the “mother of all shows”. She said they had a generator on standby in case there were abrupt power cuts in the town tomorrow.
The generator, she said, had come in handy during most musical events.
According to Wandura the Pagomba Management has also organised tight security for both the revellers and vehicles at the outside parking lot.
“There will be adequate parking space for everyone and we usually enlist the service of ZRP and a private security company to address our clients’ security concerns.
“You will also note that our shows are built on the success of preceding events. Some of the big guns we have hosted here include the legendary (late) Oliver Mtukudzi, the iconic Thomas Mapfumo, the sungura maestro Alex Macheso, the firebrand Jah Prayzah , Big Nuz, the late Dalom King Dan Tshanda, Busiswa and a host of Zim dance hall artistes.
“Going forward, we intend to host family friendly shows that cater for all musical tastes and accommodate varied musical genres,” said Wandura.
She, however, could not divulge their immediate future plans but said the revellers should expect unlimited entertainment.
Among a host of strategies, Wandura said the management strove to be consistent in their style and events co-ordination of events that they always listened to the concerns of their clients and patrons.
In terms of community social responsibility (CSR), she said they were sponsoring a number of soccer teams and that recently they participated in a dinner to raise funds to build a science lab for seniors at Vhembe High School.