Jam Session spreads wings

HARARE - Jazz maestro Majahawodwa Ndlovu, popularly known as Jays Marabini will be among a cast of top Bulawayo-based musicians who will showcase their talents at the City Sports Bar’s weekly event, Jam Session next week.

It will be a Bulawayo affair on Monday in Harare as the Khumbul´ekhaya singer will share the stage with Sandra Ndebele, Khuliyo, Donna N, Lady T Leektonic, Mzoe 7, Constance, and Guluva 7 among others at an event to be graced by Albert Nyathi and Lwazi Tshabangu.

Ndlovu confirmed his participation at the Jam Session — a weekly event where every artiste is offered an opportunity to briefly showcase before a sizeable crowd.

“I will be travelling to Harare to promote my music there. I am looking forward to the event,” he said.

The jazz crooner launched his 12-track album Thula Sana in March and vowed not to submit to pressures of piracy by cutting on the price and went on to sell it for $10 a copy.

Jayz Marabini made his name in showbiz through albums such as Emarabini; Thuthukani Ngothando; Sounds of Today and Tomorrow; One Continue from 1 Time; Izenzo and Jays at 40 among others.

City Sports Bar proprietor Biggie Chinoperekwei said the idea of bringing Bulawayo-based musicians to Harare is meant to create synergies among artistes operating from different regions in the country.

“It is always healthy for artistes in different areas to share the stage, exchange skills and notes, hence the show is running under the theme “Bulawayo meets Harare,” Chinoperekwei said.

In the past, artistes from as far as Mutare and Chiredzi have also trooped to Harare to perform at the popular Jam Session.

Those from outside Harare who have participated at the Jam Session include controversial but talented musician Hosiah Chipanga (Mutare) and Taruvinga “Sugar Sugar” Manjokota who is now based in Chiredzi.

Last Monday, saw talented artistes in form of Gary Tight, Pauline Gundidza, Mannex, King Tazvida, Progress Chipfumo, Tedius Matsito and Jah Bless among others all sharing the stage.

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