Jah Cure confirms Zim concert

HARARE - Jamaican reggae star Jah Cure has confirmed his maiden concert in Zimbabwe which will take place on December 16 at the Harare International Conference Centre (HICC).

The internationally-acclaimed artiste, who is widely regarded as King of Lovers Rock and Roots Reggae, took to Twitter to announce the news.

“Zimbabwe, Africa I am coming #TheCureLive.”

Jah Cure’s tour of Zimbabwe is being facilitated by 2 Kings Entertainment who are also organising Tanzanian star Diamond Platnumz’s first concert in Zimbabwe on December 2 at the HICC.

2 Kings Entertainment spokesperson Dee Nosh insisted recently that his organisation has the capacity to bring two top stars in one month.

“We have no problem with that. We have what it takes to make it happen,” he told the Daily News.

For the past five years, various music promoters have attempted in vain to bring Jah Cure to Zimbabwe. The Lovers Rock and Roots Reggae star was initially scheduled to perform at the Glamis Arena in April in a gig dubbed “Together As One” organised by the Barbara “Mai Red Rose” Chikosi-led Red Rose Entertainment but he was replaced at the eleventh hour by fellow Jamaican star Chris Martin.

The Jamaican star’s first big song was the 1997 single King in His Jungle which featured Sizzla and was produced by Beres Hammond who went on to become his mentor.

In 1998, he was stopped and arrested late one night in Montego Bay and charged with four crimes, all of which he vehemently denies to this day.

After a non-jury trial, Jah Cure was given a 15-year sentence but the Jamaican star refused to be held back by the incarceration; he released several singles from jail.

The songs Jamaica and Longing For were both local and global successes. Cure’s first album, Free Jah’s Cure, was recorded and released in 2001.

On this project, Cure conveys his gratitude for life. He believes his incarceration was Jah’s way of teaching him humility, kindness, forgiveness and love for his fellow man.

In 2003, Beres Hammond produced Cure’s second album, Ghetto Life, which featured the acclaimed single Divide and Rule.

His other albums include Freedom Blues, True Reflection…A New Beginning, The Universal Cure, World Cry and The Cure.

His most recent album, The Cure, dominated the billboard reggae charts for a phenomenal 36 weeks and was nominated for Best Reggae Album at the 2016 Grammy Awards.

Interestingly, the award went to Morgan Heritage who performed in Zimbabwe for the first time on October 8.

Comments (2)

Professor Moto whom I have known since the 1980's is a man of integrity, truth and a true gentleman who can contributed to the development of Zimbabwe. He certainly is no thief!!. I call on Code Mugabe to stop this nonsense by halting the prosecution of the professor.

Julien Moore - 4 November 2016

please Lawd make it a reality l need Jah cure in Zim Pliz pliz

timothy machingura - 6 November 2016

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