The Sunday Mail
SUNGURA supremo Alick Macheso today holds a family show at Zebra Village in Mbare, Harare.
Macheso, known by his fans as Baba Sharo, last had an afternoon show in the capital at Jongwe Corner last month.
Following this, Baba Sharo’s ever-busy schedule saw him tour far and wide: strutting his stuff in South Africa, Matabeleland North, Mashonaland West and most recently Manicaland.
Today’s gig is, according to manager Tich Makahamadze, a response to public demand.
“Our programme has been tight following the release of ‘Dzinosvitsa Kure’. We are trying to make sure that we cover all four corners of the country as demand for our services is widespread,” said Makahamadze.
“On Sunday, we will be at Zebra Village and this will be our first family show in the capital after a long absence. In fact, calls for us to stage such a show started coming just two weeks after we started our outside Harare tours.
“It’s difficult to concentrate on a single province. We have a number of Christmas shows lined up in different parts of the country, which will see us perform in places like Odyssey, Kadoma on December 24.”
Baba Sharo is basking in the glory of his successful 2018 offering “Dzinosvitsa Kure”.
Pundits argue the album has necessary ingredients to make it one of the top contenders of the “Album of the Year” gong.
“Dzinosvitsa Kure” consists of first-grade sungura vibes, with “Chikuru Kurarama”, “Kudzwai” and “Ndakakutadzirei” easily standing out.
Zebra Village is situated a spitting distance from Chill Spot Records, and joint proprietor Sydney Dube said today’s show was an early Christmas present for families.
“Revellers have been requesting that we host Baba Sharo for an afternoon show. I am glad we have managed … I guess this is a perfect Christmas box for them,” said Dube.
“The show is meant for families and our joint is convenient for such gatherings. We have everything under one roof. Security is tight; hence, there is no need for merrymakers to worry.”