Mukanya fails to per­form again!

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Front Page - Pa­menus Tuso

CHIMURENGA guru, Thomas Map­fumo who is on a marathon tour of the coun­try was on Christ­mas Day forced to aban­don his Kariba show in a devel­op­ment which the or­gan­is­ers said was be­yond their con­trol.

Speak­ing on be­half of Map­fumo, who is pop­u­larly known by his Mukanya totem, Chimurenga mu­sic com­pany spokesper­son Bless­ing Vava said: “It’s sad to an­nounce the can­cel­la­tion of the Kariba bira. Mukanya and the rest of the band were al­ready on their way to Kariba. The is­sue is be­yond our con­trol.”

With­out giv­ing fur­ther de­tails on the sud­den can­cel­la­tion, the pub­li­cist apol­o­gised to Mukanya’s fans in Kariba who were look­ing for­ward to see­ing the age­less and charis­matic mu­si­cian live on stage for the first time in al­most two decades.

So far, the dread­locked mu­si­cian has per­formed in Bu­l­awayo, Masvingo, Beit­bridge, Mutare and Kadoma. His maiden show which was set for Gweru on De­cem­ber 7 failed to take off amid a plethora of chal­lenges that left mu­sic lovers who had parted with their hard-earned cash, fum­ing. “There has been a lot go­ings on be­hind the scenes. We’ll re­lease a de­tailed state­ment to give an up­date on the whole tour and the hur­dles we’ve been en­coun­ter­ing,” said Vava.

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