Tawanda Marwizi Arts Correspondent
Dancehall musicians have promised sungura artistes a good run for their money ahead of a social match that will be played at Gwanzura Stadium on Saturday.
On Monday afternoon several musicians came for the training session at Rufaro stadium.
Jah Prayzah, Peter Moyo, Shinsoman, Lyton Ngolomi, King Shady, Jah Child, Tatenda Mahachi, Tendai Dembo, Seh Calaz, Hwindi President, Killer Triller and band managers Godfrey Bakasa and Mabla 10 were among the artistes who reported for training session.
Dancehall musicians said they were hoping to beat sungura musicians so that they continue their dominance on and off stage. King Shady said it was good that the dancehall genre had talented young stars on and off the stage.
“We have good players and these training sessions help us to pick combinations. The game will bring excitement as well as competition among the artistes,” he said.
Shinsoman hailed the organisers for their efforts in bringing artistes together through a social forum.
“This is a good platform to bring musicians together and promoters should be hailed for promoting such platforms,” he said.
The ongoing debate on which is a better genre between dancehall or sungura is expected to generate debate again this Saturday as artistes battle for the honours in a soccer match that is becoming an annual event.
Moyo, who will be on the sungura side, said his group would be ready for the match.
“Our team is a strong one and we are just waiting for the day,” said Moyo.
Away from the stage, the match has always brought thrills, excitement and competition.
Merry makers usually get an opportunity to mix and mingle with their favourite artists.
Patson Chimbodza, the organiser of the game, said all was set for the match and people should expect fireworks.