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Zimbabwe fundraiser brings world music show to Norwich

PUBLISHED: 20:20 23 October 2011 | UPDATED: 20:20 23 October 2011

Musicians perform a celebration of world music at The Octagon Chapel, Colegate, Norwich to raise funds for school children in Zimbabwe.
Photo by Simon Finlay

Musicians perform a celebration of world music at The Octagon Chapel, Colegate, Norwich to raise funds for school children in Zimbabwe. Photo by Simon Finlay

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Children from Zimbabwe are set to benefit from a world music fundraiser that drew a diverse array of talent together to perform in Norwich.

This afternoon saw audiences enjoying a musical treat at The Octagon, in Colegate, as the Dumisani drumming group, from Stalham, performed alongside others including the Norwich-based Akabella choir.

Organised by the Mudeka Foundation, the show ran from 2 to 4pm, and was raising money for schools in the country.

Norfolk-based Zimbabwean performer Anna Mudeka plays a thumb piano called a mbira and helped organise the event. Her old school, called Rugare Primary School, and Warren Park D Primary School will be receiving money raised, which is expected to reach nearly £900.

She said: “It went really well and was a great success, with a lot of people turning up.

“Everything went like clockwork and it was a really nice family event, with the children who came enthralled by the music.

“I was so happy to be part of it, and it was a really positive event, and I cannot wait to call the schools in Zimbabwe. The donations we received were well beyond our expectations.”

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