Bulawayo Jam session shifts base to Club 263
AS a way of increasing patronage at the Bulawayo Jam Session, organisers have moved the next edition to the recently opened Club 263.
The musical event — a platform for budding artistes to showcase their talent — had been held at Cecil Hotel for the past month.
During Wednesday’s jam session, co-ordinator of the event, Nkululeko Nkala, said they decided to shift base after realising they would get more patronage at a central venue.
“This our last show at Cecil Hotel as our third edition of the Jam Session is going to be held at a central venue — Club 263 which can be easily accessed by everyone.”
“We noted that most people prefer a venue that they can easily walk to, closer to the City Centre,” said Nkala.
Pelandaba Stadium (Gwanda) THE three-day Gwanda Gospel Festival kicks off today with performances from Rebecca Malope, Andile kaMajola, Lusanda Spiritual Group, Tshepiso Motaung, Dumi Mkokstad, Bethusile Mcinga, ZimPraise, Knowledge Nkiwane, Tholakele and Judith Moyo.
ZITF (Hall 4) Gospel lovers will be treated to some the country’s sweetest voices when the annual Clash of the Choirs takes place on Sunday. Zimbabwe Music Academy (Robert Sibson Hall) Indian born South African comedian Riaad Moosa will make his comedy debut in the City of Kings tomorrow. Horizon Night Club Rapper POY will officially launch his album ‘The Realest’ tomorrow. DJ Toots (UK) will take over tomorrow to host the “Reloaded Turn up” alongside Blaktroop DJs. Private Lounge The club’s alluring dancers will continue entertaining revellers with DJs Sweeto, Tawaz and Delroy on the decks.
The next jam session will be held on September 7 with the next one set to be held two weeks later.
The event, which recently spread its wings to Bulawayo from Harare, seems to have been welcomed well in the City of Kings judging by the growing patronage from the first two editions. The Karaoke session, which was introduced this week, was an instant hit as patrons had their two minutes of fame.
But, the artistes seem to have a lot of homework to do if the response they got from the crowd at Cecil Hotel on Wednesday is anything to go by.
Award-winning Nkwali, Kwabatsha, Brenda and Gabs Fire received a lukewarm response after failing to captivate the crowd.
Some artistes also failed to take heed of last week’s warning as they continued to dish out cover after cover,
Club Eden (Ascot Racecourse) Resident DJs will take revellers down a musical roller coaster with a mix of dancehall, hip-hop and house jams. DJ Kananjo tomorrow celebrates his birthday in style with the help of fellow DJs Slamma and Keezy.
Cresta Churchill Tonight, Friends Band will be entertaining guests. Prosper Tshuma and the Smart Band will take over tomorrow.
Nketa 8 Sports Bar A “Ladies Night Summer Version” with DJs Tshola and Henrix is on tonight. The Black Skiez DJs will take over tomorrow for the “Summer Invasion Outdoor Affair”. On Sunday, it’s the “All New Jazz and Local Chill Zone” for the mature with DJ Henrix.
New Emagumeni Sports Bar DJs DNice, Mavala and Musky will take turns to entertain ladies during “Ladies Night”. Resident DJs return tomorrow. “AmaSundayz” with Dnice Mavala will be on the decks on Sunday.
T-Junction Sports Bar (New Lobengula) The “Funky Friday” party sessions are on tonight with resident DJs Mavesto, Houzen and Buthoz. The showing that they had little original material on their sleeves. Artistes like Centre Party who had been advertised to perform did not attend the event. However, some like Kwabatsha sang their own songs such as the popular Batshi and got the crowd dancing. A reveller, Gilbert Nkomo, said the Jam Session was a good development in the city’s music industry as they are now exposed to artistes. He, however, bemoaned the lack of originality from most Bulawayo artistes. “It defeats the purpose to sing someone else’s songs well when people don’t know your songs. I would’ve thought that some of these artistes would use this platform to introduce us to their music especially considering that this is a free event,” said Nkomo. resident DJs will be back tomorrow for the “Kasi Vibez” and “Kasi Flavour Nights”. On Sunday it’s the “Old School Party” session with resident DJs.
Rock Sports Bar (Pumula South) DJ Mavesto will tonight host “Freaky Fridays” before returning tomorrow for the “Saturday Groove”. On Sunday he will be playing jazz and soothing old school jams.
The Lounge DJs J.za and Keezy will set the tone for the weekend at the joint tonight with the “Weekend Kick Starter”. DJ J.za and Cris Rocx take centre stage tomorrow during the “Lounge Show Off ” party. Iyasa will partner DJ Kananjo and J.za to provide the best in African music and dance on Sunday night.
Ace Lounge Patrons will be entertained by New Age Dance Group tonight. Hlokoloza Dance Group will take over tomorrow where they will be backed by DJ Khumz. DJ Simple Studio and Bulawayo Queens and Kings will entertain revellers on Sunday.