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The Return Of The King!. . . Mapfumo euphoria grips Guruve

Mirirai Nsingo Lifestyle Reporter SEKURU Chiwanza Makore (90) still has vivid memories of Chimurenga music legend Thomas Mapfumo’s first bira staged under a big Muhacha tree (mubola plum/hissing tree) in his home area of Guruve. Held in the early 1980s, sekuru Chiwanza remembers the day like it was yesterday. He can …

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The Return of the King!. . . Mapfumo Euphoria Grips Guruve

By Mirirai Nsingo Sekuru Chiwanza Makore (90) still has vivid memories of Chimurenga music legend Thomas Mapfumo’s first bira staged under a big Muhacha tree (mubola plum/hissing tree) in his home area of Guruve. Held in the early 1980s, sekuru Chiwanza remembers the day like it was yesterday. He can …

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Chombo, Chipanga Back in Court

By Nokutenda Chiyangwa Former Finance Minister Ignatius Chombo and ex-Zanu-PF Youth League secretary Kudzanayi Chipanga yesterday appeared in court for their routine remand. The duo, who appeared before Harare magistrate Ms Tilda Mazhande, was remanded to May 10. Chombo’s trial date could not be set as his docket is still …

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Mukanya Coming Home to Vanished Wealth

As the country gets ready for The Lion of Zimbabwe, Thomas Mapfumo’s home coming, his cousin comes in the spotlight again. Finding your welath gone after a long journey applies to poor Mukanya, as the music guru is known by his legion of fans. His 90-year-old cousin, Noah Makore, had …

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Jah Prayzah invades Marondera

It will be an exciting weekend for folks in Marondera as they have a date with Jah Prayzah at Legends Sports Dinner tomorrow. The musician has been on top of his game with his album “Kutonga Kwaro” that became an anthem in most parts of the country. With his Third …

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Play reflects on Cuban experiences

The Ngoma Yorira Theatre Association production recounts playwright Ernest Nyatanga and his friends’ experiences in the communist country during time of bilateral agreements for presidential scholarship between Cuba and Zimbabwe. The play which is mixture of English and Spanish opens with an ecstatic Nyatanga and his friends arriving in Cuba …

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Gweru Gospel Musician Releases Scorcher Album

By Sandra Maricho Gweru gospel musician Bornwell Musariri, who fronts the group Chiremba Stars, has released a six-track album titled Zambuko. Musariri cited the late sungura star Tongai “Dhewa” Moyo as his inspiration. “Dhewa was my great inspiration. He started his career from very humble beginnings, but he later became …

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Sungura Star Is Born

Unheralded Mutare-born sungura musician David Hatie Chipoyi has thrown his hat into the ring following the release of his latest single titled Kumira Mira. The gifted composer and vocalist said it was time to take his music career a notch higher. “I started off as a dancehall musician in Shamva …

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Impala SAMA Festival Roars in UK

Local musicians Oliver Mtukudzi, Winky D, Andy Muridzo and Sam Dondo will share the stage with South Africa’s Mafikizolo in the United Kingdom today and tomorrow. It is expected to be an exciting affair for fans in London and Coventry during Impala SAMA Festival that is being spearheaded by Impala …

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