Stars join Sulu on birthday bash

HARARE - After launching his much-publicised album this Friday, towering musician Jah Prayzah will once again herald a big event when he joins sungura star Alick Macheso in celebrating Suluman Chimbetu’s 33rd birth bash.

Dubbed “Sulu and friends”, the celebrations are set for Wednesday (May 27th) at the Private Lounge in Harare.

And it is befitting that the two — Jah  Prayzah and Macheso, be at Chimbetu’s birthday bash as they have always partnered him at various concerts.

Jah Prayzah and Chimbetu have in the past held spectacular stage collaborations as both enjoy wearing armed forces’ regalia.

Chimbetu has over the years celebrated his birthday with big parties and the Wednesday gig will put the icing on several other celebrations marked for the dendera star.  Also expected to attend the bash are musicians, journalists, music promoters and politicians.

Joe Nyamungoma, Chimbetu’s publicist said: “We are expecting virtually all the big names in showbiz such as Macheso, Jah Prayzah, Alexio Kawara and Soul Jah Love among others.

“The event is also going to see Chimbetu interacting with his fans on a personal level.”

Chimbetu is heir to a rich musical legacy of his father Simon.

The Sean Timba hit-maker proved to be a determined artiste when he took over the leadership of Orchestra Dendera Kings.

The album Ndomusiya Nani became his debut project in 2007 which was followed by Reverse Deal in 2009 before Non Stop released in 2010.

The album Syllabus earned him three National Arts Merit Awards.

“This year chances of us releasing an album are slim, but in August fans should expected two singles from us.

“One of the singles will be a dedication to fallen heroes of the country,” said Nyamungoma.

Last year, Chimbetu who claims to have four children released his fifth album — Gunship — a 10-track project.

Chimbetu’s music is widely popular locally and in the region. It is well received in Malawi, Botswana and Mozambique. He claims he plays to full houses in these countries.

Chimbetu like other musicians in the music industry is affected by piracy.

Comments (1)

Sulu's music is good but he should improve on his lead guitar and lyrics. The rhythm and bass guitars sound well. I expect a significant improvement on the two singles.

amon - 21 May 2015

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