Gabz FM Jazz presenter Shima Monageng thrilled Francistown jazz lovers on Sunday during his live Joy of Jazz Fusion broadcast on Gabz FM.
Uncle Shima as he is popularly known in the show told The Voice that he took radio to Francistown to raise funds for the underprivileged.
The main beneficiaries of this noble initiative were the underprivileged children from the Humana People to People organisation.
The show kicked off at noon until 11pm at Tati River Lodge gardens.
This outdoor event was awesome for an October show with the perfect weather. He told The Voice; “This was a Ghetto Fun Day and some of the proceeds will go to charity. We will also take radio to other urban centers such as Orapa and Maun in the near future.”
While jazz fans were enjoying the live broadcast, the underprivileged children were being treated to a sumptuous meal courtesy of Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) who sponsored the event.
They also had great fun on jumping castles. Other sponsors were Builders Warehouse Francistown, Distiller Botswana, Puma, St Louis and Standard Chartered Bank.
Alongside Uncle Shima who played mostly fusion jazz, was McJohn Mosenene who treated fans to a bit of Fusion and Afro jazz.
After the live broadcast, DJ Rambo of Francistown took to the stage with local jazz beats.
“This show was coordinated by Kgalagadi Jazz Beats and Enchanting Ellan.
We want to do more of this in the future. Radio should come to the people,” said Uncle Shima.
Apart from enjoying jazz beats, fans won great prizes from Tati River Lodge and Builders Warehouse.
About six (6) fans won free accommodation for two at Tati River Lodge after successfully answering questions from the Tati River Lodge Marketing Manager Andy Boatile.
Six more won P200 worth of shopping vouchers from Builders Warehouse Francistown.