Masike celebrates homecoming

HARARE - Mbira star Hope Masike, who has just returned from a tour of the US and Germany, will present her blend of mbira, Afro-grooves and Jazz at the Book Café tonight.

Masike’s first show on Zimbabwean soil in months will also feature the mbira star’s former drummer and Zimboita member Blessing Chimanga and Cape Town- based guitarist Adrian Muparutsa.

Masike, who will leave for Asia after tonight’s show to explore musical possibilities in China and Malaysia, has also roped in Oliver Mtukudzi’s protégé Munya Mataruse as the opening act.

Sulu descends on Mushandirapamwe

DENDERA musician Suluman Chimbetu will showcase his latest album Gunship at Mushandirapamwe Hotel in Highfield tonight.

The album, launched in Harare at the Maestro Restaurant on Wednesday, features Oliver Mtukudzi and dancehall star Soul Jah Love.

Prayersoul, Chalenam to hold charity show

Rising gospel stars Prayersoul and gospel couple Charles and Namatayi (Chalenam) Chipanga will perform at the Zimbabwe German Society tomorrow afternoon in a charity show meant to benefit people living with albinism.

The concert is expected to start at 1600hours.

Misty’s hosts Tuku

Music superstar Oliver Mtukudzi will perform at the Newlands-based Misty’s tonight with a pared-down band.

Franco Slomo dates Kariba

Francis “Franco Slomo” Dhaka and Extra Kwazvose band will perform at Zambezi Valley Hotel in Kariba tonight before retreating to Chikangwe Tavern in Karoi tomorrow.

On Sunday, the Gurajena hit-maker will feature in a family show at The Palace in Glen Norah, Harare alongside Peter Moyo.

ZimRights choral competition on

Three schools will walk away with $1 000 each tomorrow when 22 schools compete in a choral competition being hosted by Zimbabwe Human Rights Association (ZimRights) at the Zimbabwe College of Music to mark the UN International Human Rights Day.

Nineteen of the competing schools are from Harare and Chitungwiza with the remaining three being the winning schools from Mashonaland East, Masvingo and Midlands Provinces.

The choral competition is based on a piece titled ‘‘Kubudirira kweZimAsset ndini newe.’

Kunonga, Mokoomba to sizzle Harare tonight

Victor Kunonga and the internationally-acclaimed Mokoomba will share the stage at the 7 Arts Theatre in arguably the hottest show in Harare tonight.

Kunonga is expected to play songs off his just-released 12 -track album titled ‘Kwedu’ at the concert dubbed Ngoma Nehosho Live Sessions.

Tonight’s show will be the first joint concert featuring the two rising stars on Zimbabwe’s music scene.

Young Igwe performs at Red 32

Peter “Young Igwe” Moyo will begin his weekend programme at Southerton-based Red 32 tonight before descending on Prime Night Club in Ruwa tomorrow.

Superlabel hosts Beach Party

Harare’s Superlabel will host a ‘Beach Party’ tonight. The night club has been converted into a beach by depositing sand on the dance floor. The event will be graced by bikini-dressed ladies while music will provided  by Judgment Yard and DJs Vice and MC Heavy E.

Miss Booty at City Sports Bar

30 models will invade Harare’s City Sports Bar tomorrow for the Miss Booty competition. There will be guest performances by Tau Mandebvu, JC and Pauline.

Dancehall sisters to run riot

Lady Squanda, Ninja Lipsy, Darula and Banks will battle it out at Harare’s Superlabel tomorrow. The showcase is meant to provide opportunities for female chanters in male-dominated Zimdancehall.

DJ Munya, Otis Fraser at Summer Shakedown Party

DJ Munya and DJ Otis Fraser will rock Harare’s Private Lounge tonight alongside Dr Zobha and Big$4Bruce in the Summer Shakedown Party.

Soul Jah Love to rock Pensau

Dancehall chanter Soul Jah Love will share the stage with his partner Bounty Lisa tomorrow at Pensau which is also known as Portugal Restaurant. The event is dubbed the Dancehall Overdrive Caribbean Party and the two artistes will be supported by DJ Slow, DJ Stuart and Venom Entertainment’s DJ Simpec.

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