Charambas will be joined on stage by sungura exponents Suluman Chimbetu backed by his Orchestra Dendera Kings and Utakataka Express fronted by Peter “Young Igwee” Moyo.
The colliery town will come to life when the three well- known groups descend on Hwange Colliery Stadium for a night of song and dance.
The Charambas, who are arguably the most popular faces in gospel in Zimbabwe, are known to deliver the best in live performances.
Backed by The Fishers of Men, the band that has been with them since their formative stages, Charles and his wife Olivia are a joy to watch and their chemistry on and off the stage is amazing. Their melodious voices and highly charged performances await gospel music lovers come Saturday.
After the Saturday gig, the couple will leave for Victoria Falls for a family show on Sunday at Chinotimba Stadium. And you can bet your last cent that when he takes to the stage he will leave many in tears.
Baba Charamba, as his fans call him, has a long list of diverse albums that include chart-toppers like “Vhuserere”, “John 3:16”, “Verses and Chapters” and “Exodus”.
His latest offering titled “Pashoko Pangoma” features hits songs “Moriya Ineminana”, “Jehovah Ndiye”, “Mviro Mviro” (Part 3) and “Regera Kundisiya”.
Pastor Charamba is renowned for his emotional performances on stage. Few people have attended his performances without being touched by his emotionally fuelled songs.
And at each performance Pastor Charamba has connected with the audiences as well as being appreciated and respected by gospel lovers from across denominations.
On the other hand, Mai Charamba, who started off as a backing vocalist for the Fishers of Men, will be out to show her own musical prowess. She boasts three albums — “Amen”, “Daily Bread” and “The Gospel”. Her repertoire includes hits like “Rute”, “Zvanga Zvakanaka” and “Africa Restore Identity”.
Charles and Olivia have truly used their sungura-inspired beat as a medium through which they reach out to their fans. ”The backbone of my music is my husband. In fact, he has been an inspiration in my life,” Mai Charamba was quoted as saying.
One of her most successful albums to date is “Daily Bread” in which she talks about spirituality.
Eusabia Rayire of Eumo Promotions, who are organising the two gigs, urged fans to come in numbers to celebrate the company’s second anniversary.
“We want to celebrate our anniversary with people from the community after a special grant for the operations was signed on October 6, 2010. The coal mining company has invited a number of guests from the mines and energy ministry and other local companies.
“The gigs are part of our social responsibility programme and we intend to bring more artistes to Hwange,” Rayire said.
Makomo Resources Mine is the biggest privately owned coal company in Zimbabwe, which trades, with Hwange Colliery Mine, Bulawayo small thermal stations and Munyati power stations.