Articles tagged 'dancehall'

Alkaline Harare concert in doubt 8 June 2017 HARARE - Zimbabwean fans of Jamaican music star Alkaline appear destined to wait longer for the controversial artiste to hold a maiden concert in the country. The Jamaican star was originally scheduled to perform at the Harare International Conference Centre (HICC) on August 26 but organisers ...
Turbulence relishes Zim return 13 April 2017 HARARE - Jamaican reggae and dancehall artiste Turbulence says he is privileged to join Zimbabwean music fans in celebrating yet another year of independence. The Real Warrior singer, whose maiden tour of the country was in 2013, is set to share the stage with compatriot Mega Banton and Episod...
Byo dancehall musician in small house saga 23 November 2014 BULAWAYO - Dancehall musician Felix Debwe better known in music circles as Centre Party has been caught in a storm following revelations that he dumped his wife and three children to allegedly cohabit with his mistress. The stunning disclosure came out last week after the musician applied for ...
Promoters blast Zim dancehall artistes 17 September 2014 HARARE - Three leading music promoters have warned that lack of professionalism prevalent in the Zim dancehall sector could trigger a slump in the fortunes of the artistes. Award-winning promoters Partson “Chipaz” Chimbodza, Josh Hozheri and Biggie Chinoperekwei last week decried rampant multi...
Jamaican reggae star Christopher Martin heads to Zim 28 April 2014 HARARE - Jamaican reggae singer Christopher Martin is set to perform in Zimbabwe later in August this year. The Cheaters Prayer hit-maker revealed his Harare show during a recent interview on Winford Williams' popular Jamaican television show, Onstage. Martin has been in the news for all th...
Zim dancehall, urban groovers set to rock UK 23 April 2014 HARARE - The biggest names in Zim dancehall and urban grooves are set to rock their UK fans in three joint shows scheduled for May. Shinsoman, Seh Calaz, Guspy Warrior, Freeman, Soul Jah Love and urban groovers Trevor Dongo and South Africa-based Enoch ‘Nox’ Guni head to the UK hard on the hee...
Zim artiste stars in African collaboration 12 April 2014 HARARE - South Africa-based dancehall star Buffalo Souljah feels privileged to have been the only Zimbabwean musician selected to collaborate with 18 other African artistes on a song called Cocoa Na Chocolate. The Bulawayo-born musician, who has won five Channel O awards, teamed up with artist...
Soul Jah Love seals it 8 April 2014 HARARE - Several dancehall artistes endorsed Soul Jah Love and Bounty Lisa’s engagement party with an explosive show that ended in the wee hours of Sunday morning with revellers still wanting more. The concert, however, had its hiccups including a poor stage set-up that made it difficult for t...
Nzira's son on dancehall crusade 21 March 2014 HARARE - Madzibaba Godfrey Nzira, the late spiritual leader of a Johanne Masowe Wechishanu faction who died in October 2011, will always be associated with the 42-year sentence he was slapped with for rape. Nzira was convicted of seven counts of rape and one of indecent assault involving two w...
Zim dancehall needs our support 18 March 2014 HARARE - Zimbabwe's music trends continue to dramatically change as different music genres dominate the showbiz sector. There was a time in the 90s and 2000 when gospel music was the in-thing and we used to even have South African artistes like Lundi and Rebecca Malope dominating our airwaves....
Dancehall, urban grooves should use live bands 28 January 2014 HARARE - Dancehall and urban grooves musicians should up their game and engage live bands if they are to survive on the local market. While most of the dancehall and urban grooves musicians record their music using digital computers, hence cannot perform using live bands, their songs are not a...
Turbulence causes stir in Mbare 13 December 2013 HARARE - There was commotion in Mbare yesterday when visiting Jamaican dancehall artiste Turbulence paid an unexpected visit to Harare’s oldest ghetto. Turbulence, real name Sheldon Campbell, had just finished presenting awards to winners of the recently held King of Dancehall clash held at Ci...
Dancehall no match for sungura: Amuli 11 December 2013 HARARE - Wakatumwa singer Gift Amuli says recent claims that dancehall music has overtaken sungura music are out of touch with reality. The Zvishavane-born singer, who has just released a new album called Bhora Mugedhi, added that the fact that dancehall and other urban grooves genres are rece...
King of dancehall title goes to Mbare 9 December 2013 HARARE - Mbare was crowned King of Dancehall ghetto at a colourful event graced by Jamaican international artiste Sheldon “Turbulence” Campbell held at City Sports Centre in the capital on Friday. The event featured scores of dancehall artistes drawn from more than 20 ghettos who took turns to...
'Dancehall music overtaking sungura' 19 November 2013 HARARE - Promoters are now turning their backs on sungura musicians and focusing on the dancehall genre as sungura artistes seem  to have nothing unique to offer. Speaking ahead of the much-hyped City Sports Centre gig dubbed 'King of the Dancehall' to be held on December 6 in the capital, Red...
Reggae, dancehall explode at Cresta 13 November 2013 HARARE - Zimbabwe's top dancehall and reggae artistes will clash in a high-profile concert set for Cresta Lodge gardens on Saturday. Dubbed Zimbabwe's Biggest Reggae/Dancehall Bands festival, the concert will feature Mic Inity, Sniper Storm, Guspy Warrior, King Shaddy, Freeman, Dhadza D, Manne...
Dancehall showing signs of growth but... 5 November 2013 HARARE - Zimbabwean dancehall is one of the country's music genres that is showing signs of growth in an industry which has always been dominated by sungura or museve music. The response from dancehall musical concerts that have been taking place of late shows that the music genre can do more ...
Don't take dancehall for granted 18 October 2013 EDITOR — The report in your Monday issue where Guspy Warrior and Shinsoman did not show up for the Zim Dancehall Fiesta at Gwanzura Stadium shows that the promoter is taking dancehall fans for fools. His explanation that the two artistes had shows in South Africa and he only learnt of it after...
Zim's youngest dancehall artiste 13 January 2013 HARARE - He is barely 12-years-old yet Munashe Tanjani, better known as Spiderman, has shared the stage with international dancehall stars like Capleton, Agent Sasco, Mr Vegas and Mavado. Zimbabwe s youngest dancehall star was part of the supporting artistes and bands when the four internationall...