Macheso goes back to his roots

HARARE - If there is one thing that distinguishes veteran musician and sungura kingpin Alick Macheso from the rest of the pack — it is his loyalty to the fans who contributed to his rise to stardom.

Never shifting goalposts, unassuming and dedicated to the venues which immensely contributed both to his purse and musical growth, Macheso seldom turns his back on his old roots.

Very few are in his league when it comes to this — especially the new brigade of musicians who now value one or two promoters more than performing in ghettos and humble venues in peri-urban and rural areas.

Macheso, true to his tradition, kicks-off his weekend gigs with reunion with his fans in Domboshawa and Hatcliffe when he performs at Takarangana Night Club, in Hatcliffe this evening.

This is a familiar environment for the veteran musician who is famed for his countrywide tours and never fading music.

Tomorrow, Exra Basso, as he is fondly called by his fans, Macheso goes East to perform at Legends Sports Diner, in Marondera’s Nyameni suburb.

Macheso will be supported by Faheem Somanje, the son of the late sungura legend Daiton Somanje, who founded Pengaudzoke musical group.

Jah Prayzah returns at Pakare Paye, Norton

MULTIPLE award winner and man-of- the-moment Mukudzei Mukombe, aka, Jah Prayzah, will tonight perform at Pakare Paye Arts Centre in Norton together with Mbeu and his Mhodzi Tribe.

On Sunday, the lanky musician and his Third Generation band will hold a family show at Extra Mile in Harare.

This weekend marks the more visibility of Jah Prayzah as he has been limiting public performances particularly at venues he used to frequent before his stock rose.


Cinema In the Park premiers  Kushata Kwemoyo

THEATRE in the Park will this weekend be screening award- winning film, Kushata Kwemoyo, as part of the newly-introduced Cinema in the Park programme.

Kushata KweMoyo, directed by Shem Zemura, will be screening tonight at 18:30 hours before changing time slot to 14:00 hours for afternoon viewers. It will be back on the 18:30 hours slot in the evening.


Queen of Hearts Café hosts Market Queen

THE above joint in Harare’s upscale suburb of Highlands will on Sunday host the monthly Market Queen where people will get to taste the best of Harare’s beverages and food.

On offer will be fine food and drinks on sale at various stalls.

Organisers have pegged entry charges at $5.

Dandaro Inn hosts Baba Harare, Gonyeti

Baba Harare and Gonyeti, both former colleagues at Jah Prayzah’s Third Generation band, continue with their musical journeys away from the famous group by having their own shows slated for Dandaro Inn tonight and tomorrow, respectively.

Since leaving Jah Prayzah, the duo has shown huge potential, at least judging by decent crowds and consistent shows, they have had so far.


Young Igwe to set DT Voltage on fire

Peter Moyto continues with his revival away from the splendours of the cities with yet another gig outside the big four cities.

This evening, the son of the late Tongai Moyo, performs at DT Voltage in Banket.

Tomorrow, he remains in Mashonaland West Province as he takes his team to Chegutu for another show at Top 3 Hotel.


Time and Jazz hosts HD album launch

IF there is one thing that Josh “Happy Promoter” Hozheri is good at, it’s his fantastic record in providing a platform for fledgling artistes to showcase their talent to the world.

Bob Nyabinde, Dino Mudondo, Jah Prayzah, Victor Kunonga, Sulumani Chimbetu, Willom Tight and Rute Mbangwa are some of the big names that have passed through the promoter’s ‘conveyer belt”.

Hozheri gave them Jazz 105 when most of them were unknown quantities and they did not disappoint.

Tomorrow his Time and Jazz hosts Afrofusion artiste David “HD” Hondoyedzomba who will be unveiling his latest album called HD.

He will be supported by Tatenda Pinjisi, Romeo Gasa, Rute Mbangwa and Progress Chipfumo among others.


Montclair Casino hosts Jamanda

The Harare joint situated at number 84 Glennara Road in Highlands hosts rising musician Ammi Jamanda tonight.


Vokal’s All Black Bash at Motor Action Sports Club

THE second edition of Vokal’s All Black Everthing Bash is scheduled for Harare’s Motor Action Sports Club in Eastlea on Sunday.

The bash will feature Stunner, Gary Tight, Nutty O, Alfred Nenguwo, Bodyslam Family, Power Circle, Prezidential Click and several DJs in the form of Ray Diz, Merciless Zim, Candyman, Ikonik Krimz, Selekta Base, Snizzle, Iroq, Abisha Palmer and Butler among others.


East Point hosts Gasa birthday bash

SUNGURA musician Romeo Gasa will tomorrow celebrate his birthday at East Point, formerly Jazz 105.

The event is expected to be attended by artistes such as Baba Harare, Gonyeti, Progress Chipfumo, Carlos Green, Blessing and Sasha with Talking Guitars among others.

Tonight, Gasa is performing in Mbare at Club House-Unifresh popularly known as Panjere.


Chipfumo back at Club Joy Centre Highfield

Progress Chipfumo and his Sounds of the Motherland will be in Highfield this evening performing at Club Joy Centre.

Tomorrow Club Joy Centre will host South African-based musician Mitchell Jambo and his Marunga Brothers.

On Sundays, the entertainment joint hosts a musical gala known as Jam Session.


Alliance Francaise hosts The 8 O’clock Show

ALLIANCE Francaise de Harare is hosting The 8 O’clock Show tonight starring Prayersoul, Titan, Adriane Tate Squash and Taz.  This is a five-star musical concert featuring some of Zimbabwe’s finest five-star musicians.


Tuku to perform on plane

SUPERSTAR Oliver Mtukudzi will perform for Fastjet customers during its flight from Harare to Victoria Falls today as part of the budget airline’s tourism promotional strategy.

Tomorrow he will have a show at the Elephant Hills Hotel and Resort.


Harare Children’s Home holds annual walk-a-thlon

Harare Children’s Home will hold its second edition of the Annual walk-a-thon in partnership with Inspire Tutors tomorrow under the theme Dyslexia Awareness.

Funds will be used for the tutoring programme.

People can choose to walk either five kilometres or 10 kilometres with $5 being charged for adults and $2 for kids while a group of five adults can pay $5

“Everyone who is walking is advocating for inclusive education, we want the world to see a world that gives children with learning difficulties a platform to teach us how to learn differently so the education system can include them and examine them in a way that they can perform to their full  potential,” the organisers said. 


Four faces Easter egg hunt at Mukuvisi Woodlands

Mukuvisi Woodlands will tomorrow host a four faces Easter egg hunt.

There will also be loads of entertainment for little ones, face painting, live Easter bunny, lunches and a variety of prizes.


Bev back at Holly’s Hotel

Raunchy award-winning dancer Beverly “Bev” Sibanda and her Sexy Angels group will perform at their favourite venue, Holly’s Hotel on Sunday.

Bev has a weekly Sunday slot at the popular Harare joint but of late she has been touring the provinces.

Bev is one dancer who has maintained her standard since she ventured into the showbiz industry.

The Sexy Angels boss won a dance contest Africa Storm Dancehall Queen held in South Africa last year and pocketed R50 000 and a trophy.

She won the contest for the second time at Baseline in Johannesburg after outshining 20 other dancers from different African countries.

She first won the Africa Storm Dancehall Queen award in 2015.

Last year, Bev was invited by Congolese rhumba music giant Koffi Olomide to feature in his video Election Angola after meeting the chanter in 2015 in Harare.

Bev has become a household name in the country mainly because of her top notch dance moves that saw her in recent years touring a number of countries such as South Africa and the United Kingdom among others.

She has won several gongs including the Dancers Association of Zimbabwe awards for best female dancer and Daz dance ambassador among others.

Apart from dancing, Bev is also an upcoming musician with an album under her name.

The 27-year-old artist and mother of one announced her arrival onto the entertainment industry with an album titled Tapinda which featured South African musician Freddy Gwala on the song Tshaingoma and Congolese chanter Gift Katulika aka Shiga Shiga.

The song Tshaingoma was voted number 27 in the 2013 edition of the National FM Top 50.

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