DENDERA musician Sulumani Chimbetu will deliver an early Christmas present to his multitude of fans with the release of his fourth album Syllabus on Thursday.
Report by Simbarashe Manhango Own Correspondent
The album will be launched at Jazz 105 and has already proven to be popular with revellers at shows where some of its songs have been sampled.
Sulu is positive the album will leave a mark on the local scene, as he continues with his quest to take dendera to another level.
A strong believer in that dendera is composed of different chapters that should be unveiled consistently to bring the true meaning of the genre and its uniqueness to people, Sulumani spoke highly of this project.
“It will be an amazing surprise to all the fans that have for a long time rallied behind the band and it is simply a hot cake,” he said.
“Remember, a syllabus is more like a course outline that comprises different chapters on several issues. That is the concept from which the title of the album is derived.
“We still continue with our mission to bring dendera to the people. All I can say is that this album is a revelation of dendera, as we unveil new strings.”
Tracks to look forward to on this album include Njiva, Kateteriyeni and Nhambarakishoni, one piece destined to change the game.
Judging by live performances recently, especially the one at City Sports Bar on Thursday, Syllabus is likely to propel the artist to new levels.
After the release of the album, Sulu will grace the United Kingdom once more, a terrain that was not rosy on the initial attempt after he fell prey to con promoters.
The Kwedu star will perform at Luton Dunstable on November 30 and Leicester on December 1 courtesy of Markertside Promotions. Sulu is optimistic the tour will go ahead as planned.
“We have engaged a different promoter based in the UK and we are making sure that we will avoid a repetition of what transpired,” he said.
In a separate interview, Sulu’s publicist Joe Nyamungoma said: “We are very alert and keeping an eye on the proceedings, but as it stands everything is in good shape and we are raring to go.”
The presence of Sulu’s uncle Allan and Solo Makore will sure present a boost for the band, since they carry the original dendera flair due to their immense exposure to the founder of the genre.
“We have a line-up of farewell gigs that we will hold in the build-up to the tour. There are arrangements to perform in Manchester and Scotland, but we are still waiting for confirmation,” said Nyamungoma.