Tocky Vibes, Jah Bless grace City Sports Bar

HARARE - A prophet is not without honour except in his own country among his own people, this statement can sum up musician Obey Makamure aka Tocky Vibes who while a darling of music lovers outside the country, struggles to fill small joints locally.

Tomorrow, Tocky Vibes’ pulling power will be put on test as he shares the stage with fellow Zimdancehall artiste Jah Bless at City Sports Bar in Harare.

The Mhai hit maker started off his musical career as a Zimdancehall artiste riding on riddims before shunning their use and venturing into Afro-fusion, a development that reduced his fan base in the country.

However, though he lost much of the ground in the country, Tocky Vibes has remained a darling artiste of those in the Diaspora.

Recently, he wooed crowds in the United Kingdom where he went as a super-sub, filling the gap of Soul Jah Love who failed to perform due to visa complications.

Over the years, he has performed in countries such as South Africa and the United Kingdom and the support there was amazing.

Tuku celebrates Hugh Masekela’s life

ZIMBABWEAN music superstar Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi will feature at the prestigious 19th annual Cape Town International Jazz Festival in celebration of Hugh Masekela’s life.

Bra Hugh as the South African jazz legend was popularly known died this year at the age of 78 after a nine-year battle with prostate cancer.

“The Boy’s Doin’ It” A Celebration of Hugh Masekela’s Life and Music (SA) will feature guest artists Tsepo Tshola, Mtukudzi, Sibongile Khumalo, Pu2ma, Selema Masekela and Hugh Masekela’s full band of musicians, who have toured with him for the past 10 years,” the festival organisers said in an announcement.

Masekela and Tuku had a friendship that spanned over 30 years and his death was a major blow for the Zimbabwean.

The festival will be held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from Friday march 23 to March 24.

“This tribute will revisit the work of this remarkable showman, showcasing his succinct lyricism.

Festival goers can expect evergreens from the Masekela songbook — township anthems that carry the weight of our history but live on to inspire and convey the abundant joy of rootsy Afro-fusion,” a news release by the festival read.

Premier auto Ride and Drive hosted by land Rover Zimbabwe

From today to Sunday visit Teta Restaurant in Chisipite and experience the product range from the drivers’ seat with advanced drivers/ instructors flying in from South Africa.

These vehicles will undoubtedly blow your mind in terms of luxury and performance. There will be the (all new) Range Rover Velar available on the vehicle line up as well as many more.

Macheso back to Chegutu

SUNGURA kingpin and Zimbabwe Red Cross Society humanitarian ambassador Alick Macheso who failed to perform at Gatsi Sports Bar in Chegutu in February due to cholera outbreak will fulfil the concert tomorrow.

This time around, he will share the stage with Beverly “Bev” Sibanda and her Sexy Angels.

The February concert was cancelled by Civil Protection Unit as they feared the disease might be fuelled by the presence of large crowds under one roof.

The cholera reportedly killed four people in Chegutu but the real source of it was not yet established as water wells were tested and it was found out that the wells were contaminated but not with cholera bacteria.

Tonight, Macheso will perform at Magic City, Hapizen Plaza, Kilwining Shops in Harare’s Hatfield suburb.

On Sunday, he will perform at Zebra Village in Mbare during the day.

Club Joy Centre Outdoor and Braai

The above Highfield, Harare joint is hosting Sasha and Blessing (Talking Guitars) tonight while tomorrow the joint will host sungura musician Josphat Somanje.

On Sunday, the joint will host jam session.

Jam tree re-launch

The official re-launch will be on today with some great live music from Nina R Watson followed by Rob Macson on the Decks!

An official of the event said: “We have decided it is time to give the Jam Tree a face lift. We can’t wait for you all to see it. Our Dough Pizza Co has joined the jam tree and will be making delicious hand pulled sour dough pizzas! Super fresh ingredients coupled with a perfect wood fired crust!”

New slider and craft beer tasting boards are hitting the menu in style. Beef, chorizo and chicken burgers paired with craft beers from The River Brewing Co, Drifter Brewing Company and Mad Giant!

St Patrick’s Day at the Horsebox

“THE leprechauns made me do it.” Every year St Patrick’s is a global cause for festivities, it’s no secret that the Irish know how to have a good time and last year at the Horsebox Bar things got very festive.

This year they aim to replicate that with plenty entertainment, awesome green décor and lighting, themed drinks and Irish-inspired vibes.

Other pubs are celebrating St Patrick’s are Corky’s pub and grill in Ballantyne Park and the Jam Tree in Mt Pleasant, Harare in conjunction with the Irish Society.

Young Igwe descends on Shamva

SUNGURA musician Peter “Young Igwe” Moyo will perform at Tippaz Bar in Shamva tonight while on Saturday he will retreat to Harare where he will showcase at East Point, former Jazz 105.

Miss Albinism pageant scheduled tonight

BEAUTY pageant Miss Albinism is back and is scheduled for Longchen Plaza’s 1+1 Club tonight.

The inaugural beauty pageant meant to showcase the beauty of people living with albinism failed to kick off last year due to financial challenges. The event will see musicians Pauline, Elli-ot and Gary Tight. Mudzimu said the event is meant to fight stigma in society.

Zimbabwe will be the second country in Africa to host this kind of pageant after Kenya.

Old Mutual Schools Quiz begins

SOME 200 schools from across the country are participating in the new season of Old Mutual Schools Quiz tomorrow with organisers anticipating an exciting battle of the minds gig.

Old Mutual Schools Quiz spokesperson Takudzwa Tsikwa said there were new entrants while others were tried and tested horses.

“The top four schools from the provincial knockouts will proceed to the national finals, which are scheduled for May 25 at the Harare International Conference Centre.

“The winning quiz team at provincial level will walk away with a laptop to be used by the team for future research activities, whilst trophies for top three will be awarded,” Tsikwa said.

Starting this year, the Old Mutual Schools Quiz will not be a pre-recorded program but will be broadcast live, on ZBC but also on social media and other platforms.

“So May 25, Africa Day, the nation is invited to diarise it as it will be the day we can watch live which quiz team knows more about Africa than all others.”


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