The Herald (Harare)

15 November 2012

Zimbabwe: Sulu to Launch Fourth Album Tonight

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Sulu Chimbetu

Dendera musician Sulumani Chimbetu will launch his fourth album at the Jazz 105, in Harare tonight. The launch comes at a time when the dendera crooner is riding high with hits from his last three albums in as many years. The album titled - "Syllabus" - contains eight tracks, "Njiva", "Nhambarakishoni", "Kateteriani", "Ndoga", "Nesu", "Young Man", "Sean Timba" and an instrumental for the track "Njiva".

As the term 'Syllabus' is self-explanatory and the album can best be described as an infusion of many chapters.

Sulu assured his fans that their musical thirst would be quenched and social answers provided on this album.

"It was indeed hard work coming up with this album, but I am happy to say that my fans will certainly be happy with what we have produced," he said.

The Orchestra Dendera Kings frontman said the album has a lots of surprises.

"It is a high octane event that should reveal a lot of surprises not only in terms of performance but even our honourable guests, who will be celebrating with us on this momentous occasion," he said, without elaborating.

It has, however, since emerged that he invited a number of Government officials and several artistes for the launch.

On the content, Sulu said he collaborated with upcoming contemporary artiste Jah Prayzah, fusing dendera with reggae beat, to ensure that the music appeals to a bigger clientele than before.

"On the song 'Sean Timba', we collaborated with Jah Prayzah," said Sulu.

The "Non-Stop" hitmaker said he would soon embark on a nationwide tour to promote the album.

"We have lined up shows beginning this Friday (tomorrow) until Sunday and it will be a tight schedule for the group," said Sulu.

Tomorrow, Sulu and his Orchestra Dendera Kings outfit will travel to Zvishavane, where they will perform at the Red Parrot Lounge.

They will proceed to Chivhu, where they will hold another show at Bold Acres and will end their tour with a gig at Megga One on Sunday.

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