TRANSIT Crew has officially gone elite!At least that is the impression with the band that has for a long time been stuck in the ghetto and downtown pubs, but has suddenly made it to the upmarket scene.
The band has been afforded a permanent Saturday slot at the top-notch Mekka at Borrowdale’s Sam Levy Village.
An official from Event Worx, the organisation responsible for entertainment at Mekka, told NewsDay they were trying out a new concept and Transit Crew worked the magic.
“We, as Event Worx, have introduced a live music concept at Mekka for Saturday nights. It has been very well received by our patrons. We have had the likes of Cynthia Mare, Alexio Kawara, Evicted, Retrospex and Audius Mtawarara performing for us,” he said.
“The response has been great and one thing the patrons had been asking for was a good reggae band as this music has a very broad appeal crossing colour and socio-economic boundaries.
“We have responded by bringing in one of Zimbabwe’s premier and well established reggae outfits Transit Crew.”
The official said Transit Crew had a rich and well-documented history in Zimbabwe and beyond as a “true-to-the-game” original reggae band.
“They will be performing at Mekka this Saturday (tomorrow) and we are very excited and feel privileged to have them,” he said.
One of the founding members of the band Munyaradzi Nyemba said they were thrilled by the response they got at Mekka.
“The people enjoyed when we played there for the first time so they have asked us to come again which is a good sign,” said Nyemba.
“We will start off with two Saturdays a month and we hope it will work out even better.”