Parade 2019: Simonga live at Sinazongwe Market
Peter Kuthan had a great idea to bring the mourners of the late Chief Sinazongwe up to the new radio station of ZongweFM. A parade from the Sinazongwe Palace to Zongwe FM on the mountain with the people from Siachilaba, Zimbabwe playing their drums and horns. It was also the opening of the exhibition "Inside / Insight Siachilaba", an exhibition of female photographers of Siachilaba has been setup many times elsewhere in the world but never in the valley. Now the exhibition is set up at the radio building of Zongwe FM in Sinazongwe by Petra Moser und Peter Kuthan.
The group Simonga from Siachilaba marched from the Sinazongwe Palace up to Zongwe FM, later a band from Sinazongwe joined in with their music. Many Chiefs from different Tonga areas. many kids and the people from the village and from Siachilaba joined the parade and it become something like an unofficial opening of the radio station!
Video filmed with the smartphone, the music was recorded with a Zoom and Soundman OKM in-ear-headphones: Wolfgang "Fadi" Dorninger