|Progress resumes shows at Holly’s|
|Friday, 15 June 2012 12:00|
Progress Chipfumo has resumed his shows at Holly’s Hotel that will see him cement his Sunday slots at the venue. The Sounds of the Motherland frontman will now became a regular at Holly’s again on Sundays, owner Biggie Chinoperekwei confirmed adding Progress will be performing every Sunday at the hotel.
“He has already started performing and he is doing extremely well judging from the way he has been performing lately.
“We have worked with Progress before and he stopped performing at this place because of the new management, but now he is back,” said Biggie.
Biggie also said the contract stretches up to end of year.
“I think this contract will help him improve his performance and through this it will also be easy for him to cement his relationship with his fans,” said Biggie.
Chipfumo said he was happy to be back at Holly’s Hotel after a long absence.
“I am very excited to be back at Holly’s Hotel it has been long. I hope my fans will enjoy it.
“I have always loved to have that Sunday slot. It really affords me an opportunity to get closer to my fans,” he said.
Meanwhile, a number of shows will also be taking place in the city during the weekend.
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Katekwe music lovers will be spoilt for choice when the grandmaster, Oliver Mtukudzi, holds a series of back-to-back shows this weekend.
This, without doubt, will be one of Tuku’s most hectic weekends in his mission of obliging his legion of fans with doses of his katekwe music.
The grandmaster opens his weekend itinerary with a performance at New Life Covenant Church in Harare’s CBD tonight in a show organised by Strovers Shadaya-Musobwe, who is also his percussionist at the Black Spirits outfit.
Strovers and soulful diva Prudence Katomeni-Mbofana of “BP Yangu Yakwira” fame will share the stage with Tuku at the gospel concert that is aimed at celebrating African identity through the Scriptures.
From New Life Covenant Church, Tuku will perform at one of Harare’s leading entertainment joints, Destiny Night Club in Westlea where young dendera music prodigy Tryson Chimbetu will be the supporting act.
Tomorrow, the legendary musician is in the Harare Gardens for a family show where Tryson and Peter Moyo alternate with him in entertaining families.
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Peter Moyo, Tryson Chimbetu — Destiny Night Club
After their family show with Tuku in the Harare Gardens, Peter and Tryson will head for a joint gig at Destiny Night Club in Westlea, Harare, tomorrow night.
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Kapfupi — Club Changaz, Centenary
Comedian-cum-musician Freddy “Kapfupi” Manjalima will serenade Centenary folk with a gig at Club Changaz tonight.
This will be the first time that the “Mai Nga” hit-maker invades the joint that has played host to some of the country’s leading musicians like Madzibaba Nicholas Zakaria, Somandla Ndebele and First Farai among others.
“Kapfupi comes here by public demand after music lovers in this tobacco farming area have been requesting him to come and entertain them after having witnessed some of Zimbabwe’s top musicians performing in their backyard,” said Zakaria Five, organiser of the show.
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Sipho Makhabane, Fulton Rupapa — Revelation Centre, Harare
Gospel music lovers will have something to smile about when top South African gospel musician Sipho Makhabane is expected to be the guest performer during an album launch hosted by United Kingdom-based Zimbabwean artiste Fulton Rupapa, tomorrow night.
The launch will be held at Revelation Centre situated at NMB Bank at the corner of Kwame Nkrumah Avenue and First Street in Harare.
Titled “Breaking Ground”, the 12-track album features Makhabane and another leading South African singer Buhle, on some tracks.