Sungura Returns to Old Chez Ntemba
From the Namibian
by Conrad Angula, 2nd May 2012
The Old Chez Ntemba presents a chance for Sungura music lovers to celebrate this highly energetic music genre.
A confident looking Sylvester Simabuli, manager of Old Chez Ntemba, told The Namibian earlier this week that management have set up a Sungura Bash for this coming Saturday, which promises to be a real treat for lovers of the genre.
Topping the bill is Benny Mwanamwali, a popular figure in the Katima Mulilo area, the Nakabolelwa village-born veteran musician, started playing music at the tender age of 15.
“I started strutting a guitar I built from a cooking oil tin. It was not really the perfect way of entertaining people but the melodies coming from my home-made instrument had mesmerising effects on my fans.
“My first song was titled ‘If I Am Right No One Remembers But If I Am Wrong No One Forgets’. I played my first real big gig in 2008 when I backed Zimbabwean artist Simon Chidhuza who inspired me into playing Sungura music,” said Benny.
Despite having been around the music scene for quite a while, it will be Benny’s first gig in the capital.
He will be backed up by Zimbabwean-born Mr Simple, the hip-rolling Navara of Sumunuke, Eugene Kubwima, MaSeven and the popular DJ Siya.
Damage for the show, which is sponsored by Obina’s Palace and Zambezi, is N$50 for normal tickets and N$100 for VIP tickets with the doors opening at 21h00.
Posted on May 5, 2012, in Live Music Gig, News and tagged Benny Mwanamwali, Chez Ntemba, entertainment, Katima Mulilo, Namibian Music, Simon Chidhuza, Sungura Music. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a Comment.