Sungura lovers will on Friday night be treated to non-stop action as erstwhile foes Alick Macheso and Tongai “Dhewa” Moyo combine for a rare show at the Aquatic Complex in Chitungwiza.
The venue is probably the favourite hunting ground for Macheso who is viewed as the hero of the Chitungwiza music fraternity while for Dhewa it is one of the rare occasions when he performs in the town.
The show, which will also feature Tryson Chimbetu, promises to be a great event.
While Macheso is on top of his game and is able to deliver a classic act anytime he steps onto stage, the show will present fans with a chance to see how Dhewa, a strong-hearted man, is defying his fragile health.
Dhewa has shown a high degree of strength at recent shows after his health deteriorated three weeks ago.
However, it is likely that the gig will be misconstrued as yet another platform for the various fans of the two sungura greats to resuscitate their debate about the artists’ superiority in the genre.
But Dhewa said this would be a platform for him and Macheso to show they have indeed buried the hatchet and are simply aiming to entertain fans.
“I feel very honoured by the gestures from Macheso and Sulumani Chimbetu with whom I have shared the stage recently.
“This has been a trying time for me, but my fellow musicians have stood by me,” said Dhewa. Macheso said people should come in their numbers to witness the rare show.
“Everyone knows how well Dhewa performs and we have also been doing very well as Orchestra Mberikwazvo. Fans should expect nothing, but the best,” said Macheso.
This will be one of the few shows the pair with a history of rivalry have collaborated on stage.
A couple of years ago the two musicians were not in good books due to various personal and professional reasons.
They will also share the stage on September 30 at a show at Andy Millar Hall that will feature Oliver Mtukudzi, Chimbetu and Winky D at the gig dubbed “Zim’s Finest”.