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Bazooka steals the show

ADEPT Zimdancehall musician Bazooka left Gwanda fans in awe after a polished two-hour performance during Master Zhoe’s third album launch on Friday.

Performing in front of over a thousand people, the Umdala Wethu hit-maker whose Kumba Kwedu song was requested several times, said he was humbled by the support he received at Phoenix Pub and Grill, his first performance in the mining town.

House artiste, Master Zhoe, who delivered a polished act where he unveiled his new 12 tracks, was equally humbled by the show’s attendance and thanked people in his home town for supporting him. Fans came from as far as Beitbridge, Filabusi, and Mberengwa.

“People came out to support the launch of my album and I’m grateful for that. To return the favour, I’ll ensure I continue giving them value for their money through well-organised shows and releasing good music,” Master Zhou said.

His new album has songs Ngingene, Akungise, Ngizokulinda, Nhliziyo, Ingoma, Izolo, Ikhavela, Khululeka, Imali, Khuluma, Mahala Instrumental and Ndiriko, some which will soon be playing on local radio stations. They have also been uploaded on iTunes and Google Play.

Before Master Zhoe and Bazooka took to the stage, up-and-coming artistes Skollah, reggae musician Bry, ambitious duo GDA Fire, Cutie, and Sphiwoe had warmed it up. Master Zhoe’s determination to give these artistes a chance to shine proved worthy as revellers danced to the tunes of these youngsters while waiting for the main acts.

Fresh from a performance at the Bayethe Bulawayo concert on the same night, Zhezhingtons took to the stage at around 1AM and thrilled fans with his dance skills.

On the night, Master Zhoe also dropped his new video for Ngingene at the launch. Thereafter, it was uploaded on YouTube. The quaint scenes on the video were shot by Keaitse Films at The Vista in Bulawayo and a church in Nkulumane.

After the show, Bazooka headed to newly opened X Studio to record a single with Master Zhoe and other Gwanda artistes.

In other news – Roki & Ishan to light up Jacaranda festival

It is a few days to go before the ultimate musical showcase in Harare roars to life. Slated for Hellenic Sports Club from October 4 to 5, the second edition of the Jacaranda Music Festival will this year have an interesting collaborative segment, which will feature some of Zimbabwe’s top voices in the urban music space.


Dubbed “Houz of Gruvz” the session slotted for the first night of the festival will be headlined by Roki and Ishan. After his emotionally laden performance at the Patoranking gig earlier this year, Ishan has not yet featured at any big events and fans have been longing to see the lad holding the song of the year crown in action. continue reading

Source: Chronicle

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