Sulumani Chimbetu will perform at the official opening of Hwenje’s Village in Glen Norah B tonight.
Hwenje’s Village is a new club set to bring a string of live shows to the high-density suburb. Jean Masters and Real Sounds of Africa will also perform at the official opening ceremony.
Initially, the late Tongai “Dhewa” Moyo was part of the line-up. Moyo died in Harare on Saturday after a long battle with cancer and was buried in Zhombe on Tuesday.
Hwenje’s Village director Petros Chigodora said he was greatly saddened by Moyo’s death since they had hoped he would recover and be part of the official opening.
“I could not believe it until I went to his funeral. It is such a sad loss and the music industry will not be the same without him. His combination with Sulu would have made our opening ceremony bigger.
However, we will try our best to make it a big event since we will also be celebrating Moyo’s life,” said Chigodora.
Chimbetu said he would dedicate the show to Dhewa.
“We will be celebrating the life of the late talented musician. I admired him a lot. He was a brave fighter and committed musician. I marvelled at his energy when we performed together at City Sports Bar a couple of weeks ago,” said Chimbetu.
“It was our last show together. He looked pale, but he gave a spirited performance. I will forever cherish his resilience.”
Hwenje’s Village is likely to add colour to the shopping centre known for outdoor activity. Chigodora said they would hold live shows every weekend and host the country’s most popular musicians.