Zambian Green Buffaloes Theatre Club invades Harare
> Jonathan Mbiriyamveka
HARARE – A Zambian dance drama titled ‘KOZO’ opened at Theatre in the Park to critical acclaim.
‘KOZO’ is a moving story that sets out to show the journey in the life of a female journalist, Annie, as she covers one story after another.
According to the synopsis, Annie is assigned to cover the recent spate of attacks targeting women by their partners.
While on duty, she meets a handsome stranger who proposes but she turns him down.
He says goodbye with a promise to return later.
She is then sent on another assignment in the eastern province where locals have lost faith in the police after the massacre of women and children who now seek military protection.
No sooner had the soldiers arrived on the ground than there were reports of indecent behaviour. A confrontation between the soldiers and rebels ensued during which Annie and another girl are abducted.
She recognises her rescuer.
Annie and Kasumba marry while the other abductee is taken for traditional healing by her relatives before she is taken to her village by her husband.
The cast comprising of Zambian military personnel was conceived, devised, and written by Florence K Mulenga while the choreography was done by the cast.
The lyrics were derived from traditional songs, Patrick Muzyamba is the master drummer, David Mweemba is the composer and Edward Njobvu is the pianist.
The dance drama runs until March 31 at Theatre in the Park and was presented by Rooftop Promotions.