Jamaican star Charly Black to perform in Zim

HARARE - Rising Jamaican dancehall star Charly Black is set to perform in Zimbabwe on August 8 during the Heroes Sunsplash to be hosted at Long Cheng Plaza.

Thirty-year-old Black, whose real name is Desmond Mendize, will be performing in Zimbabwe for the first time in a gig that has been put together by United Kingdom-based promoters Digital One International and Chipaz Promotions.

Digital One and Chipaz at the weekend released a video of the Buddy Buddy singer confirming his trip to Zimbabwe.

“It’s Charly and I will be performing live in Zimbabwe on the 8th of August. Big up Digital One and Chipaz Promotions. Long Cheng Plaza I will be there for the Heroes Sunsplash,” Black says in the video.

Tickets for the show have already been released. Advance tickets for the show have been pegged at $5 while those paying at the gate will have to part with $10.

Born and raised in the rural parish of Rio Bueno, Trelawny, Black began his music career in the early 2000s when he joined Bass Odyssey Sound System as a selector.

Black, along with Squingy, Dj Mark and Worm, helped cement Bass Odyssey’s place in the world as a top juggling and clashing sound system.

The sound system won many notable clashes by defeating other big competitors like Killamanjaro, Black Kat, Mighty Crown, Sound Trooper, King Addies, David Rodigan and Tony Matterhorn.

Although he remains a member of Bass Odyssey, Black has decided to pursue a career as a recording artist.

He finally got his big break towards the end of 2007 when he released his single Buddy Buddy which won him world acclaim.

With a hit song under his belt, Black, just like Matterhorn, successfully embarked on a journey of evolving from a sound system selector to recording artiste.

Since then he has been releasing songs which have made their mark on the dancehall charts throughout the world.

In Zimbabwe, Black has received a lot of airplay for such songs as Too Blessed, First Time and Ungrateful People.

On his Zimbabwe tour, Black will share the stage with Zimdancehall stars like Soul Jah Love, Seh Calaz, Kinnah, Killer T, Freeman and other rising local acts.

Comments (2)


worried with bogus reporting - 11 June 2015

where can i buy a ticket

Mashitea - 3 August 2015

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