Beyonce has revealed her secret to calming her nerves, admitting sThe 31-year-old singer will perform at the Super Bowl XLVII halftime show tonight (03.02.13) and she’s revealed her secret to remaining composed. Talking at a press conference in New Orleans, she said: “When I get nervous or I don’t have everything together I like to [...]
All set for ‘Batai munhu’ Concert in chitungwiza
All roads lead to the Chitungwiza Aquatic Complex today where three of Zimbabwe’s hottest musicians —Sulumani Chimbetu, Jah Prayzah and Madzibaba Nicholas Zakaria — and the Dembo Brothers square off in the official “First Gig” of 2013. There were reports earlier in the week that Madzibaba had pulled out of the show, dubbed “Batai Munhu”, [...]
R Kelly to visit SA
SOUTH Africa seems to have become US R&B star R Kelly’s favourite hunting ground. Kelly, who was last in the country in 2010, is expected to be back again this year as part of his Single Ladies World Tour. The singer, songwriter and producer-turned- actor is expected to perform for only two nights in Johannesburg [...]
Bev tries hand in Mceeing
DANCER Beverly Sibanda says she has moved from just being a dancer to emceeing. Sibanda, who is popularly known as Bev, said there was more to her than just pole dancing. “I believe I am a woman of many talents and recently I have started emceeing at shows. “Already I am making inroads and this [...]
Capleton coming back to Zimbabwe
Jamaican reggae-dancehall artiste Capleton who is affectionately known as King Shango by his legions of fans is expected to return to Zimbabwe for a reggae-dancehall gig at City Sports Centre on December 7. Red Rose Entertainment’s boss, Barbra Chikosi, who is the promoter of the show confirmed Shango’s visit. Capleton will be performing along side [...]
Musician Progress Chipfumo is in trouble over $175 he has failed to settle since April this year. The debt is for the services of a van he hired in April and has since failed to pay. The matter has since been taken to Harare Civil Court.
The owner of the van Tendai Manonga said the musician has been evasive and is not willing to settle the debt. He said Chipfumo hired his van to transport his instruments to a musical gala in Bikita and promised to pay him the following morning. Since that time Chipfumo has been evasive and has not been showing any signs of willingness to pay the debt.
Civil court magistrate Audrey Tarugarira asked Chipfumo to settle the debt beforfe end of September. Honestly we all know things are tight, but this is not good news for an artist of his caliber.
MBIRA songbird Hope Masike’s last quarter of the year will be filled with various performances locally and abroad.Amid all of it, the musician’s career will be taking yet another exciting turn as she has revealed that she is one of the few musicians chosen for an American cross-cultural programme called OneBeat happening this October in the United States.
“I am happy to be one of the OneBeat fellows for 2014. As always, where many other countries are involved, I take pride in showcasing one of our greatest exports — the music heritage of Zimbabwe,” Masike said.
She added that there was also a lot of thrill that came from meeting brand new inspiration from other fellow musicians. “Inspiration is the food of every artiste and such collaboration, for me, is utter bliss,” she said. OneBeat is an incubator for music-based social entrepreneurship where innovative musicians from around the world launch collaborative projects designed to make a positive impact on local and global communities.
It brings together young musicians from around the world. In this year’s edition, Masike will be working with musicians from countries such as Egypt, South Africa, Malaysia, Brazil, Cuba, India, Indonesia, Morocco, the US, Venezuela and Zimbabwe.
Popular singer Fungisai Mashavave is trying her hand at acting after scooping a role in the forth-coming feature film Chinhoyi 7. The singer was upbeat about her capabilities, saying she has always been an actor in her music videos.
“It is something new, yes, but I have always acted when I shoot my videos. I hope I will be able to pull it through,” said the soft-spoken singer. More than 100 local actors have been selected to take part in an internationally acclaimed movie titled Chinhoyi 7 which is currently being shot in the country. READ MORE AFTER THE CUT
The Zimbabwe Music Awards has come under heavy criticism from music fans questioning the absence of several notable music stars from its nomination list. Mudiwa of Ndaita Mari fame, Ndirwo Rudo hitmaker Pah Chihera, Guspy Warrior, Blessing Shumba, Nox, Martin & Ndolwane, Dudu Manhenga, Jeys Marabini, Agartha Murudzwa, Joyce Semeti, Iyasa and a host of other notable names are not on the list.
Fans had no kind words for the ZIMA organisers over the exclusions of one of the country’s greatest music living legends, lyricist Leonard Zhakata. “Why the hate for Zhakata? To hell with your silly awards. Why do you suppress talent? This is complete nonsense, you must scrap your useless awards,” fumed an irate Zhakata fan, Exaltance Mukanhairi. READ MORE AFTER THE CUT
Mavin Records crew member Dr Sid had and exclusive interview with Pulse.ng on Wednesday, September 10 and he shared with us some of the things he has learnt from label boss and friend Don Jazzy over the years.
Dr Side and Don Jazzy
1. Don’t rush Don Jazzy, don’t rush creativity. It’ll come when its needed because if you rush it you may come out with content that is not up to par.
2. Strive for perfection. Be your biggest critic, when everyone is telling you you’re the shit, tell yourself “you can be better”. READ MORE AFTER THE CUT
OLIVER “Tuku” Mtukudzi’s former publicist Shepherd Mutamba has said he is too busy to respond to his former boss. This comes after Tuku claimed he had not given Mutamba permission to write the book, Tuku Backstage, whose sensitive excerpts have had readers wondering if indeed Tuku was aware of the book.
But yesterday Mutamba requested NewsDay to email him questions after being asked to respond to Tuku’s assertions. In response to the questions sent, Mutamba said he was too busy with the book to respond to Tuku. “My answer is: ‘I don’t have the time right now to respond to Tuku’s statement because I am busy working on the book. People are waiting to read the book’.” READ MORE AFTER THE CUT
Jamaican musician Kalado, born Eton Gordon, got a rude awakening during his debut Zimbabwe tour when missiles were thrown on stage from all directions during his set on Saturday at Old Hararians Sports Club reports NewsDay. It is becoming the norm for visiting artistes to disappoint, leaving Zimbabwean artistes to rule the gig.
As what happened in October last year when Nigerian musician D’Banj failed to live up to his billing at the Lion Lager Summer Beer Festival, Kalado failed to perform to expectations. Despite the fact that some of his tracks receive airplay on local radio stations and of course on the clubbing scene, his performance left a lot to be desired. READ MORE AFTER THE CUT