Macheso delivers a five star show in Joburg
by SIBANENGI DUBE
JOHANNESBURG – ZIMBABWE’S music Supremo Aleck Macheso came to Johannesburg’s Hillbrow Theatre last weekend and delivered a five star performance.
Load shedding did not prevent the Sungura music God-father from displaying his ‘Cheso Power’ much to the excitement of his exiled fans.
The venue was plagued into darkness for four hours while a curtain raiser was still mimicking various Zimbabwe musicians.
The organizers had to resort to a Generator to supply power before the music brigade started pouring in, prompting cheers from the crowd.
The patient crowd only had their music hero in the wee hours of the morning.
When he eventually appeared he did not disappoint. Supported by his new front-line dancers, Macheso dished out an excellent stage performance like never before.
His prolific dancer, who goes by the stage name Majuzi was in excellent form, executing exact moves of his predecessor, Franco, Engineer yeChitima.
Macheso who had been making headlines for the wrong reasons was surprisingly jovial.
He kept on treating his fans to his signature Chibhasikoro jive.
The Sungura King had previously surrendered the jiving department to Majuzi to concentrate on his bass guitar and lyrics, but it was a different case this time around.
Another new acquisition, with stick legs as thin as sticks thrilled Macheso followers with his boneless like movements, which left fans gasping for airs.
Mike, who Macheso introduced as “Mikoro” got fans to the stage with his lead guitar rhythm by pelting out the tune of the talented Lucky Mubhiriki, who left the band last year.
Another short and young dancer who appeared on stage putting on a funny mbibho took members of the audience to cloud nine with his shoulder jive.
Not to be outdone was Majuzi who introduced a flash dances with his palms and bums, a jive known as Tsipa in Jozi.
The instruments were so audible and clear plus the venue was spacious and more decent than Safari Lodge where Macheso normal plays whenever he comes to Johannesburg.
– CAJ News
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