|Dembare and the Zorai Butter phenomenon|
|Friday, 18 November 2011 20:07|
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Both Kiglon and Shooting Stars have a duty to preserve the integrity of the game, and a Premiership they might want to return to in the
Michael Jackson had many iconic moments during a life in which he bewitched the world with a golden voice, which turned us into his obsessed fans, and outrageous dance routines that took the game to a whole new level of excellence.
But many believe his breakthrough moment, the one that really stands out, came on March 25, 1983, when he performed the Moonwalk, for the first time, before a live studio audience at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in California at the 25th anniversary of Motown.
That performance alone, according to seasoned music analysts, took Michael's superstardom to a whole new level as fans gasped in awe at how he was able to pull it off and, when NBC broadcast it on May 16, the world embraced what would become a signature dance routine in the ‘80s.
I'm a music fan, and my friends will testify to that, and I have tried to sing in a live band, too, when I had one too many as I tried to release the emotions that had been wrecked by the trials and tribulations of that penalty shootout drama when Manchester United won the Champions League in Moscow, even though my hoarse voice barely passed the test.
For a country that has been blessed with such artistic giants like Oliver Mtukudzi, Thomas Mapfumo, Stella Chiweshe, Simon Chimbetu, Biggie Tembo and Leonard Dembo, to name but just a few of the heavyweights who are truly world-class, you feel not much has been exerted in terms of celebrating the greatness of our music and its artists.
Only when he was gone, after a brave fight that would have made even Mohammad Ali proud, did we see the value of his music and his brilliance as an artist that deserved respect for the way he moved from the shadows of a Dembo copycat, at the very beginning, to a man with a style that he could call his own.
that the influence that these guys have on the people is probably bigger than what the critics believe.
"Rugare vanhu vaMwariwe-e-ee, Zorai Butter Zim and Mzansi," screams Macheso on his official Facebook page.
"The Chirundu show will be our last show muno munyika yechiberekerwo before crossing Limpopo. Ticha rwufuridzazve takananga paMzansi apo."
Left arm outstretched, right arm being swung from an angle into contact with the left, then the move, as if the right arm is applying something, like a lotion or butter, on the left, from the finger tips right down to the shoulder.
Every step of the arm's journey being coloured by a movement of the hips - yes, as best as I could, that's how to describe Zorai Butter.
And, when performed by a group of players doing it in unison, and at a rhythm that corresponds with what their fans are doing in the stands, it creates quite a spectacle.
Then on Tuesday night, after Knowledge Musona had scored the equaliser for the Warriors in their friendly international against Bafana Bafana, they all trooped towards the Vietnam Stand and, as if on cue and blending with their fans, plunged into the Zorai Butter dance routine. Tapiwa Kapini had done a solo performance of the Zorai Butter dance at the National Sports Stadium after the 3-0 victory over Liberia but, on Tuesday, with the entire team doing it in unison, it turned into a spectacle and, what had until now been a Dynamos trademark goal celebration routine, had gone national.
Well done Alick Macheso!