|Dendera fans in for a treat . . . . . . as Chimbetus unite for Tuku’s birthday bash|
|Wednesday, 11 July 2012 13:03|
Oddly enough, all the Chimbetus sing the same songs and perform the same dance routines on stage. But, for once, the Chimbetus are set to come together and perform as one group.
This would be a rare treat for their legion of fans who have been asking whether or not prospects of uniting the family in song and dance were attainable.
The Chimbetus — Allan, Suluman, Tryson and lately Douglas — have agreed in principle to perform for the first time as one group which organisers have dubbed “Dendera United”.
Allan, who recently left his group, the Orchestra Dendera Kings (Central Committee), to join Suluman’s Orchestra Dendera Kings, will be leading others in song and dance.
His son, Douglas, will be there to back his father while Tryson will temporarily leave his group to join the other Chimbetus on stage.
Josh Hozheri, one of the organisers of the show, said the Chimbetus will come together to honour Tuku.
“Tuku is friends with the Chimbetus this is why he did a rendition of ‘Ndiroore’ by the late Simon Chimbetu. Dendera United, as we have called it, will be there as a group so that fans can enjoy the best in dendera music,” he said.
No doubt this will be one of the many highlights at the gig that also features the likes of South Africa’s Ringo Madlingozi, Dorothy “Auntie Dot” Masuka and veteran saxophonist Steve Dyer.