Drummers from various popular groups gave audiences a rare treat at the Book Café on Thursday night with their spectacular drum beating skills.
Report By Tawanda Marwizi
At an event titled “Drum Fiesta”, drum players showcased amazing skills in joint and solo acts.
The event, which took almost eight hours, saw Alick Macheso’s drummer Obert Gomba, Sulumani Chimbetu’s Calton Muparutsa, Chiwoniso Maraire’s Dennis Mushaishi and Simba Dendedza taking turns to entertain audiences.
Musicians like Chimbetu, Jah Prayzah, Maraire, Victor Kunonga and Josh Meck graced the event.
Chimbetu went on stage and left the crowd in stitches with his impromptu comical acts that saw many questioning why the musician did not join stand-up comedy.
He then belted out a song titled Njiva from his upcoming album, leaving the fully-packed auditorium crying for more.
Maraire, who was visibly drunk, went up the stage on several occasions much to the disappointment of some fans.
Jah Prayzah came on stage and sang his hit Gochi Gochi to deafening applause.
Gomba stole the hearts of many with his skills that set the bar high for other drummers.
Dancer Selemani Mpochi, popularly known as “Majuice”, also graced the event and send the crowd into a frenzy with his footwork.
Speaking at the sidelines of the show, Gomba said they were humbled by the huge crowd that attended the event.
“This is the first show of this kind and people have accepted the concept. We hope that next year we will be moving to a bigger venue with more drummers,” said Gomba.
Muparutsa said he was happy to be part of the festival and thanked all sponsors of the event.
“We want to thank those who have sponsored the event and we are happy with the support we got from all these artists,” said Muparutsa.