Busy Signal, local artists relish match-up

HARARE - Local acts have promised to shine when they share the stage with Jamaican star Busy Signal at Saturday’s Carnival After Party set for Glamis Stadium.

The Dreams of Brighter Days singer, whose real name is Glendale Goshia Gordon, will share the stage with Winky D, Jah Prayzah, Killer T, Dadza D, Soul Jah Love, Seh Calaz, Judgement Yard, Templeman, Gary B, DJ Cables and Chipaz Sound.

Jah Prayzah’s manager, Keen Mashapaidze told the Daily News they are promising another explosive performance.

“We are ready to give our best on the day even though we will mostly be sharing the stage with dancehall artistes. To us, what matters most is not the genre but music itself.

“We relate well with any artiste despite the genres they fall under and that is the reason why we have successfully done collaborations with a number of artistes, including Shinsoman, Freeman (dancehall), Fungisai-Zvakavapano Mashavave (gospel) and several cultural groups in Botswana,” said Mashapaidze.

He added that Saturday night’s show will particularly be interesting for Jah Prayzah given the fact that he collaborated with another Jamaican star Luciano on the song Roots, off his latest album Jerusarema.

Winky D, who gave a good account of himself when he warmed up the stage for Konshens at the recent Castle Lager 120 Years Summer Celebrations Event, has promised another sterling performance.

“This is one of the best platforms to thank our loyal fans. We will do our best, that is all we can promise. Ingenuity is our mantra these days,” said Jonathan Banda, Winky D’s manager.

Seh Calaz has urged fellow local artistes to make the most of the occasion that puts them on the same stage with a celebrated international artiste.

“We have new singles for our fans and disappointing them is not an option. Local artistes should take advantage of this cultural exchange platform to learn more from the Jamaican artiste,” said Seh Calaz’s manager Godfrey Bakasa.

Saturday’s high-profile event, being co-organised by Partson Chimbodza of Chipaz Promotions and Biggie Chinoperekwei of Divine Assignments, is Busy Signal’s maiden performance in Zimbabwe.

Busy Signal’s love for Zimbabwe can be traced to last year when he featured on the song Show Me Love by Zimbabwean artiste Patrick Kahlari aka PeeKay.

The track, recorded in Jamaica and the United States, is a fusion of hip-hop and dancehall.

Busy Signal has been one of the star performers on the international dancehall scene since 2003 when he released his first hit single, Step Out.

The Reggae Music Again singer is pleased with the way his new single What If is helping consolidate his status as an international star.

In the song, produced by Signal’s Turf Music label, the deejay took a few shots at incarcerated dancehall star Vybz Kartel and the controversial Jamaican artiste Alkaline.

The thought-provoking track pokes fun at crack-smokers, the bleachers (Vybz Kartel), and the eyeball-tattooers (Alkaline).

Popular tracks by Busy Signal include Nah Go A Jail Again, Smoke Some High Grade, Tic Toc, Unknown Number, Jail, Whine Pon Di Edge, These Are the Days, and Reggae Music Again, which was number seven on the BBC Top 25 Albums of 2012.

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