Old reggae hits make comeback

HARARE - The 70s, 80s and 90s Reggae Hits Show lived up to fans’ expectation during its debut at Jameson Hotels’ Beer Engine last Tuesday.

Although the show did not attract a huge crowd, selector Tafadzwa “Ras Nhombos” Manhombo managed to keep the crowd on its feet as he churned out hits from the 1990s by popular artistes like Shabba Ranks, Yellow Man and the incarcerated Buju Banton among many others.

Revellers, who came in as early as 6pm and only managed to leave in the wee hours of Wednesday morning, were given a strong dose of old school reggae music of the 1970’s by DJ Edi Muffin, who is also the brains behind the show.

Urban groover Pauline Gundidza who was guest artiste proved that versatility ran in the blood of artistes as she slipped into the role with ease.

There was also a lot of excitement at the presence of rising reggae artistes Mike “Micinity” Madamombe and Emmanuel “Mannex” Motsi who got the chance to mix and mingle and get to know their fans in a different setting.

Speaking to the Daily News on the side-lines of the show, Mannex who recently launched his third album titled; Optimists by Choice said the show was the missing puzzle.

“This is what people have been looking forward to, a reggae gig where we can just come, chill, and listen to old school reggae music,” he said.

An optimistic Muffin said he was not worried about the low turnout as it was their first show.

“I am really excited about the fact that the few people who are here are enjoying themselves and that is exactly what we aim to do.

“People have been waiting for a show like this for a long time and I believe that those who have attended today will attend next week’s show,” he said.

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