Sulumani Chimbetu said he will disclose the stories behind his father Simon Chimbetu’s songs for the next six weeks at venues in and outside Harare. He said the stories will be part of commemorating the 13th anniversary of Simon Chimbetu’s death.
Sulu will hold his first commemorative show at Takarangana Nightclub in Hatcliffe and will perform at Vamrey Gardens in Chitungwiza tomorrow. Said Sulu:
People will be surprised and excited to know stories behind some of Chopper’s songs. Most songs were based on real events, but few people know what inspired him to compose them. There are also many things about his lifestyle that his fans and music followers in general were never told. We did not disclose the stories earlier, because we were waiting for the right time. This is the right time and I will tell people why it is the right time. A lot has happened since his death and many things have changed. People will laugh and also get emotional because there will be stories about his happy and sad moments.
Simon "Chopper" Chimbetu was a Zimbabwean Dendera Music artist,vocalist,guitarist and performer. He is considered as the father of the Dendera Music genre. He performed as co-lead of the band The Marxist Brothers which he formed together with his brother Naison Chimbetu. He later formed the... Read More About Simon Chimbetu
Sulumani Chimbetu is a Zimbabwean Dendera Music vocalist, guitarist, composer, stage performer and businessman. He is the frontman for the Orchestra Dendera Kings and son of the late Dendera music icon Simon Chimbetu. He first came to the public's attention in 2004 when he joined... Read More About Sulumani Chimbetu
Chitungwiza is a dormitory town found some 30 km, from Harare. The town is known for producing some of the finest musicians such as Alick Macheso and Mechanic Manyeruke. The latest popuation survey(2012) revealed that the city has In 2013 it made international headlines after... Read More About Chitungwiza