MUSICIANS Charles Chipanga and wife Namatayi Mubariki will today perform at the Zimbabwe-German Society at a show dubbed Different is beautiful: A Night of Music and Braai.
Chipanga told NewsDay yesterday that the show was meant to unveil Namatayi as a vibrant lead vocalist and percussionist that she is.
He said they had chosen the venue after realisation that their growing number of followers could no longer fit at smaller venues like Alliance Francaise.
“We are not abandoning Alliance and other venues that we have been performing at before, but what we are trying to do is to work with the audience’s needs,” Chipanga said.
“We are growing and the audience needs more space.”
Chipanga said they would use the show today to further push Namatayi’s one-year-old project titled Grace Moments.
“The album has done very well. So far we have sold close to 6 000 copies which is a very good number,” Chipanga said.
“Namatayi has not been upfront and we are unveiling her to the public. We will be doing more of such shows from now onwards.”
The couple has been on a steady rise since they left Oliver Mtukudzi’s Black Spirits a few years ago.
Their music carries a jazzy feel while their experience as percussionists enhances the depth of their sound.
Although they are relatively young on the scene, the experience they gathered working and touring with superstar Tuku gives them an edge over the majority of artistes of their age.
Using the combination of their respective names the duo has created a brand Chalenam Rhythms that is likely to be a force to reckon with on the local scene.