CELEBRATED gospel duo Pastor Charles and Olivia Charamba backed by The Fishers of Men are billed to perform at their first ever live concert in Johannesburg, South Africa.
The two are expected to perform at a family concert on June 15 at Wits University Great Hall in Johannesburg and June 17 at AFM Kempton Park in a show expected to revive the hearts of their followers in South Africa.
“We selected safe and secure venues where hardworking folks can take time out from their busy schedules and enjoy spiritually fulfilling music with their families”, said the promoters’ spokesperson Tafirenyika Makunike of Nepachem.
He said the Charambas had become known as “The First Family” of gospel music, and were arguably the best-selling gospel artistes to emerge from Zimbabwe and their music appealed to a wide audience with several sing-along tunes.
“This show gives South African audiences the chances to sample rich offerings from their neighbour up north and the concerts will be opened by up-coming gospel artiste, Tsitsi Kudita of the Mufaro Wangu fame,” he said.
Pastor Charamba confirmed the tour and said they were looking forward to their first ever show in Johannesburg.
“The people in Jo’burg should look forward to a complete Zimbabwean package because I know that a lot of them out there love gospel music from here,” he said.
Charamba added that he had performed a couple of times in Cape Town and it was going to be his first time performing in Johannesburg and he was really looking forward to it.
Over the years, the couple has released albums including Johane 3:16, Vhuserere, Amen, Daily Bread, Exodus, Sunday Service and Verses and Chapters.
They are the record holders as far as gospel music sales are concerned. They are both pastors and both have attained theological training, which enhances their understanding of scripture.
They are well travelled, have toured the UK, USA, and other parts of the world with their music ministry. Their music is presented in both indigenous African and English languages.
They have shared the stage with the likes of Ron Kenolly, Peter Crouch, Solly Mahlangu and Sipho Makhabane, among others.
Charles Charamba has of late been studying for music degree with Africa University.