Bulawayo Jam ses­sion shifts base to Club 263

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Entertainment - Show­biz Re­porter

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.

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