Sulu, Jean Masters to share stage

HARARE - Dendera star Suluman Chimbetu will share the stage with Afro-jazz songstress Jean Masters tomorrow night at the City Sports Bar.

The concert will be the Nyuchi singer’s first concert on home soil after a concert in the United Kingdom where he shared the stage with music superstar Oliver Mtukudzi.

Chimbetu’s publicist Joe Nyamungoma said the dendera music group was looking forward to a fruitful welcome-back-home concert.

“It has been a while since we performed in the capital and we are looking forward to a great concert. We are celebrating Orchestra Dendera Kings’ successful concert in the UK. We are very delighted to be performing our first concert back home at the recently-refurbished City Sports Bar — the home of sungura music,” said Nyamungoma.

Suluman, who has a decade-long career on the music scene, is expected to sample songs off his forthcoming sixth album that he is currently working on. The Sean Timba singer is reportedly keen to demonstrate on the new album that he still has what it takes to create an album that matches the blockbuster Syllabus that scooped three National Arts Merit Awards (Nama).

Other albums by the son of late dendera music creator Simon Chimbetu are his debut album Ndomusiya Nani ( 2007) which was followed by Reverse Deal in 2009 and Non Stop released in 2010.

The popular music star’s latest album is his fifth album — Gunship — a 10-track project that he released last year.

Vivacious songbird Jean Masters, who featured Suluman and Jah Prayzah on her second album Misi Haifanane, told the Daily News yesterday that tomorrow’s concert would be the perfect platform to prove her detractors wrong.

“I am currently on a massive marketing drive of my music. The album Misi Haifanane is doing well on all local radio stations and this is the time I must take it to the people. To those who still doubt my capability in the music industry, City Sports Bar is the most appropriate place to be this Friday,” said the 26-year-old artiste.

Masters began her musical journey as a lead vocalist to a band called Seasoned Band and, in 2010, after she completed high school, she took part in the production of the late Jay Masters’ album Mashabhini.

“I got most of my inspiration from Jay Masters. He was very supportive and stood by me until I recorded my debut solo album Africa,” said the mother of one.

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