|Bindura comes alive this weekend|
|Friday, 08 June 2012 12:00|
A high-octane gig is scheduled for Bindura tomorrow when superstar Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi headlines at the National Youth Games First Round after-party in the Mashonaland Central capital. Also part of that bill are two heavy hitters — Suluman Chimbetu and Jah Prayzah — who have been included to spice up the line-up at the party which starts as early as 11am at Chipadze Stadium.
The musicians are expected to bring their different talents on one stage and delight the entertainment-starved revellers with a gig to remember.
There is no doubt this will be the show of the week when Tuku and Sulu, as fans call them, belt out “Bindura Kata”, a song commonly known as “Kwedu”.
By the way, Bindura is the hometown of Eric “Piki” Kasamba, a former band member of Tuku’s Black Spirits. Are the two also going to do like they did at Uhuru Concert, when the granddad of music put up a vintage performance alongside Piki?
Tuku, who turns 60 this September, surely has a lot up his sleeves and he knows when and how to treat his fans.
This will be one of the rare occasions where Tuku teams up with Sulu out of Harare to share the stage. But even though the two have performed together before, every gig is different from the other because Sulu is full of surprises.
Now playing together with his uncle Allan, the must attend gig will have plenty to enjoy given that Allan has his songs among them “Sony” which is a favourite of many.
So it won’t be Sulu throughout but fans can expect the two interchanging on lead vocals just the way they used to do before the infamous split a couple of years ago.
And in terms of voices, fans can expect magic since Allan’s has that flair which cannot be mistaken for anything other than dendera.
As far as music is concerned fans are assured of a thrilling all-night gig and it would be wise to dress up for the occasion to beat the freezing nights currently prevailing across Zimbabwe.
Last but not least, Jah Prayzah will be making a welcome return to the mining town and this youngster is fast becoming a regular in small towns such as Bindura.
The last time he was there, fans could not get enough of him.
His number one hit single “Gochi Gochi” has won him hearts of many and his outstanding live act will generate enough heat among revellers!
Stan “Boss” Kasukuwere, the organiser of the show, said music lovers should not fear the cold as there will be fire around the stadium.
“We have put everything in place including braziers, jumping castles for the kids and braai,” he said.
Sam Mataure, Tuku’s manager, said it was not only a Tuku gig but a full package including upcoming artistes.