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Urban grooves singer MC Villa dies

Popular urban grooves singer MC Villa, born Tendai Marukutira,37 has died. The “Unodzoka Here” hit maker collapsed and died around 8pm on Sunday at his house in Mbare. His brother Brian Marukutira confirmed the death which he described as a sad loss. “It is very sad. He was a very …

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Hot single from US-based gospel singer

Arts Correspondent Upcoming US-based gospel musician Caroline Rutendo Makamache aka Carey Mack has released a sizzling gospel track titled “Rudo Rwenyu”. Laced with a silky voice and laid back tempo which allows the artiste to state her case audibly, the song is sure to win the hearts of music lovers …

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Remembering Chris Matema

Ronald Chiwanza Own Correspondent The name Crispen Matema is synonymous with Zimbabwean music. A five-time winner of Jazz Drummer of the Year award, Matema was one man who tirelessly worked to create a distinct Zimbabwe rhythm which now has many genres like Zimjazz, Sungura and Chimurenga among others. According to …

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What is behind a great dining experience?

One of the great joys of being a restaurant columnist is being able to visit many more dining venues than most people do. We in Zimbabwe are fortunate to have many such venues, and the vast majority of them are places where the welcome is good, the experience is positive …

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Gospel musicians to preach peace at festival

Tsitsi Ndabambi Massive believers seeking spiritual help flock this country every year and what better way to show off the beauty of the soil than through religious tourism. Just like pilgrimage seekers gospel music can be a soul soother or a healer to the broken soul and local gospel music …

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All set for motivational book launch

Boniface Chimedza Arts Correspondent All is set for the book launch of author and gospel minister Liberty Mwariwangu entitled “The God’s Hustler” today at Batanai Gardens in Harare. The book, which is his second publication, focuses on teaching practical entrepreneurial skills poised to equip readers with useful business skills. A …

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Jean Masters performs at Bar Rouge tonight

Vongai Mbara Arts Correspondent Jean Masters remains one of consistent female live show performers on the local showbiz scene. While most female musicians stage shows on rare occasions, Jean rotates around venues in the capital almost every weekend. Tonight she takes her act to Bar Rouge where she usually performs …

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Sulu to reveal Chopper’s untold stories

Godwin Muzari Arts Editor It is exactly a month before the 13th anniversary of Simon Chimbetu’s death and his heir Suluman has begun dedicating shows to his father. Simon died on August 14, 2005 and Sulu assumed leadership of Orchestra Dendera Kings after some months of mentorship from his uncle …

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