Charam­bas daz­zle at Makomo cel­e­bra­tions

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Entertainment - To­bias Man­doreba in Hwange

THE Makomo@6 mu­si­cal gala held at Hwange Col­liery sta­dium on Fri­day lived up to its billing with top mu­si­cians Jah Prayzah, Alick Mach­eso and The Charam­bas wow­ing mu­sic lovers who thronged the venue in their numbers.

But be­fore the es­tab­lished mu­si­cians took to the stage, Jam­bezi-based Kwe­jani Band paved the way with a pol­ished per­for­mance.

From there, Sulu took to the stage and ig­nited the scene. He first per­formed Chauta, a song off his fa­ther – Si­mon Chim­betu’s nu­mer­ous al­bums. The song drew wild cheers from the crowd.

Fol­low­ing hot on the heels of the “Cap­tain” were the mav­er­ick Charam­bas. Clad in sp a r k l i n g wh i te re­galia, Baba na Mai Charamba brought the house down with their spell­bind­ing and en­er­getic stage act. Rev­ellers sang along to tracks Machira Chete, Bu­ruka and Mhin­duro Iripo among many oth­ers. Peter Moyo, the Young Ig­wee also put a de­cent per­for­mance be­fore a tri­umphant en­try by man of the mo­ment, Jah Prayzah at about 2AM. He was greeted by a roar­ing ap­plause be­fore he per­fomed hit tracks Mud­hara Vachauya and Wa­tora Mari off his lat­est al­bum. Bass gui­tar vir­tu­oso Alick Mach­eso and his Orches­tra Mberik­wazvo out­fit were last on the stage. Never the type to dis­ap­point, their nim­ble footed danc­ing served as an ic­ing on the cake on what was an­other mem­o­rable mu­si­cal ex­trav­a­ganza. Show pro­moter, Eus­abia Rayire said: “I’m hum­bled to have suc­cess­fully hosted yet an­other ex­cit­ing, in­ci­dent free and well or­gan­ised show which brought ev­ery­one to­gether in Hwange. “From the look of things, peo­ple are al­ready look­ing for­ward to Makomo@7 show­case and it’ll be big­ger.” — @to­by­man­dox.

Charles and Olivia Charamba

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