Sulu previews forthcoming album

HARARE - Dendera star Suluman Chimbetu began the new era under re-hired manager Knowledge Nkoma on Friday with a pulsating concert at Book Café that encompassed the launch of a DVD compilation for his award-winning album Syllabus.

The Book Café concert, which was the first of three done by award-winning Suluman over the weekend, marked the start of Orchestra Dendera Kings’ lead guitarist Nkoma’s second stint as manager.

After showcasing videos of tracks like Njiva, Sean Timba (featuring Jah Prayzah) and Nesu, Suluman treated the excited music lovers to his old and new hits.

While the performance of his late father Simon’s songs excited the packed Book Café, it was the sampling of the dendera star’s yet-to-be-released songs that raised temperatures on the dance floor the most.

The award-wining dendera musician performed four new songs that got positive feedback from the revellers.

The songs sampled on Friday night which were Ndiani Achachura, Mukanya Makamirirei, Tora Mari and Chemina will be part of Suluman’s forthcoming album to be released within the next four months.

Orchestra Dendera Kings publicist Joe Nyamungoma  told the Daily News that four songs will be part of a seven-track yet-to-be named album.

“The new album will hopefully be out before the Easter holidays,” said Nyamungoma.

“The songs’ current names are tentative and could be changed if we get suggestions from our fans.

“The album hasn’t been named yet, but by April we expect it to be out.”

Before Suluman’s show-stopper, the stage had been warmed up by the exceptionally talented Gary Tight.

The 19-year-old Gary, who is the son of popular afro-fusion musician Willom Tight, impressed the animated Book Café crowd with a long list of remarkable unrecorded songs and a well-choreographed presentation that belied his tender age.

The former Churchill Boys High School student revealed after his performance that his debut album is close to completion.

“I have written so many songs and am having a hard time selecting the songs that should make my first album. I am very happy with the quality of my songs and am confident that music fans will be equally excited by my album when it gets released.”


Comments (1)

Can Entertainment reporters have and Mr editor publish a newspaper without a headline about Sulu, Macheso Or Jah whatever......There are many very good artists and Musicians in Zimbabwe. Why everyday Sulu , Bev Cheso, and above all they are have not improved anything on this old fashioned genre called Sungura or whatever you call it Dendera or what. The late musicians did their part but the boys hidding bbehind their father's names have not yet even reached a quater of their fathers' achievements in making this genre a better one from where they took it. Pliz give us better news without these names they are now boring to hear and read about.

Prinz - 23 January 2014

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