Byo artistes fail to per­form as elec­tri­cal fault sab­o­tages Jam Ses­sions

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Entertainment - Melissa Mpofu in Harare Show­biz Ed­i­tor

BU­L­AWAYO artistes in Harare for the Jam Ses­sions were dealt a ma­jor blow on Mon­day night fol­low­ing an elec­tri­cal fault at the show venue — City Sports Bar — that forced a post­pone­ment of the event to last night.

Only one artiste from Harare had per­formed at the sold out mu­si­cal event, which had been dubbed “Bu­l­awayo meets Harare”.

Among the artistes were San­dra Nde­bele, Gu­luva 7, Mzoe 7 and Bev who had also been added onto the line-up.

Show organiser Big­gie Chinop­erek­wei said the fault was one which they could not fix in­stantly, forc­ing them to post­pone the event to last night.

The high turnout was en­cour­ag­ing as it showed that Bu­l­awayo artistes had a great fol­low­ing.

Even af­ter the black­out, they still hung around hop­ing the elec­tri­cal fault would be solved. Most pa­trons who had parted with $3 to be part of the ses­sion said they were rarely ex­posed to mu­sic from Bu­l­awayo.

“We were re­ally look­ing for­ward to meet­ing peo­ple from Bu­l­awayo and it’s a pity the elec­tric­ity dis­ap­pointed us,” said Tendai Maka­hamadze. Most Bu­l­awayo artistes said their spir­its had not been damp­ened as they were ea­ger to per­form

yes­ter­day. “The house was packed and we were ex­cited to per­form. How­ever, there was an elec­tri­cal fault. This hasn’t damp­ened our spir­its as we came here to per­form and per­form we shall whether to­day or next week,” said Gu­luva 7. An­other artiste, Mzoe 7, said: “Ev­ery­thing hap­pens for a rea­son and this is no dif­fer­ent. Maybe peo­ple weren’t happy but we have to per­fect our per­for­mances for the next show. I’m ready to per­form and blow peo­ple away on stage.” Chinop­erek­wei said they had or­gan­ised the show to ex­pose Bu­l­awayo artistes in the cap­i­tal. “We in­vited artistes from Bu­l­awayo to Harare jam ses­sions so they have an ap­pre­ci­a­tion of the event, which we are in­tro­duc­ing in their city next week,” he said. “We also wanted them to meet artistes from Harare so they share notes and get more ex­po­sure.”

Mzoe 7

San­dra Nde­bele

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