Divas delight at Jam Session

HARARE - This week’s City Sports Bar Monday Jam Session resembled a mini-female musicians’ festival as several songbirds shared the stage in an event dubbed “Divas Jam Session”.

With more than 20 sisters joining the party on the night, the fans who packed the venue were indeed expecting something spectacular.

“We are here to entertain you as divas, we are here to show you what we can do, how talented we are. And there are many of us tonight, hence it will be a real feast,” said bassist Edith WeUtonga as she introduced her band.

And the divas did not disappoint as they put up spirited performances punctuated by some raunchy sexy dances.

Thanks to the resident band, Talking Guitars, who were able, like always, to provide the much needed backing. And so polished was Talking Guitar’s performance that you wondered when they would have rehearsed all the songs on the playlist comprising various musical genres.

Another highlight of the night was the dancing, yes, the divas can dance and things got a notch higher when celebrated dancers Kessia Masona, Bev and Zoey took to the stage where they shook everything on them and sent audiences wild.

The music offered throughout the night was a mixture of jazz, rhumba, sungura and reggae.

Singer Cynthia Mare was a delight to watch as she and her two dancing girls put up a polished act.

WeUtonga played the bass guitar like she was possessed and one could hear the applause from the audience to her strumming prowess.

And like Mare she also brought two female dancers who commandeered the stage well.

Erotic dancer Beverly Sibanda aka Bev showed why she still claims to be the “Queen” within the local showbiz circles as she drew the attention of everyone.

The sexy dancer did her usual erotic stuff aided by her dancing troupe plus the comic boy who portrays popular comedian-cum-musician Kapfupi.

Bev also took the opportunity to bid farewell to her fans as she leaves for South Africa this weekend.

The Monday night event also saw female artistes in form of James Chimombe’s daughter Tendai, Wanai and Zoey among others all sharing the stage.

City Sports Bar manager Mathias Bangure said the all-female event was in line with the promotion of women in all sectors of the society.

“The idea was to give marginalised groups a platform to showcase their talent. Women have been crying out loud that they were not being treated fairly on performing opportunities; hence we tried to pacify them through giving them what they were yearning for.

“We want to empower our ladies ...look at America’s music scene, the women are on top of the game there and these include Beyonce, Mariah Carey, Lady Gaga, Rihanna and Megan among others. If women can rise up to that level, so why not ours yet they’ve got talent too?”

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