Rising dendera musician Tryson Chimbetu has snubbed the Chimbetu family show organised to commemorate the late dendera star Simon Chimbetu in Chinhoyi next week.
Yesterday, Tryson said he was fully booked for the heroes holidays and could not cancel the shows for the dendera fiesta.
“I am fully booked and I can’t terminate those contracts to join my family to commemorate the life of Simon,” Tryson said.
Simon Chimbetu died on August 14 2004 and the family has decided to hold a commemorative festival to celebrate the life of the late dendera icon.
Sulumani Chimbetu told NewsDay that the family had decided to call for a Dendera fête to celebrate his father’s life.
“We used to go and put flowers at his grave but this time we have decided to have a festival and I am happy Douglas has agreed to come and join us,” Sulu said.
“I will try to have him (Tryson) come to the event because we are all there in the music industry because of his legacy so we have to commemorate his life.”
Douglas said it was his chance to share the stage with his father Allan and brother Sulu.
“It will be my first time to share the stage with my father and brother so our fans must look forward to a memorable show commemorating our father Simon,” Douglas said.
Sulu’s public relations officer Joe Nyamungoma said: “Of course Tryson is saying he has other commitments, but I suggest that he makes a plan to come and join the family because he is also part of the family making a name from the late musician. We are going to introduce some of the new dendera musicians on the day.”