Dembo Brothers to tour SA

HARARE – Morgan and Tendai Dembo, sons of the late sungura music legend Leonard Musorowenyoka Dembo, are set to return to South Africa in October for two concerts.

The Dembo siblings, who are backed by the Barura Express, have lined up the two shows in Johannesburg and in Thohoyandou in Limpopo Province.

Wellington Mpandare, the Barura Express manager, told the Daily News that the two shows are meant to prove that the young stars are as talented as their late father.

“It came to our attention that Dembo music is driving South Africans crazy and a number of dubious musicians are cashing on Dembo’s musical legacy,” said Mpandare.

“Artistes such as Zozo whose real name is Giyani Joseph Mbiza lives large in South Africa by simply replicating Dembo,” said Mpandare.

The former Gunners Football Club manager believes the Dembo brothers’ tour will raise their profile in the big South African market.

“This time around we are confident we will rock South Africa as Tendai is now able to lead in vocals just like Morgan.

“Last year when we toured the same country it was only Morgan who was behind the microphone which is very tiring. This time they will take turn to lead the vocals.”

Tendai who is known for his lead guitar-playing prowess has been assisted by the veteran gospel artiste Charles Charamba on vocals for the past months.

Mpandare rates Tendai’s guitar-playing very highly.

“Alick Macheso taught Tendai to play the guitar and now is one of the best lead guitarists in the country .He is now a complete  musician just like his late father Leonard,” said Mpandare.

When the legendary Dembo died in 1996, Tendai was in Grade 2 while his brother Morgan was one grade higher.

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