6 December 2012

Namibia: The Lost Bee Is Found

Excitement is mounting among local music revellers from the old school, at the announcement of a live gig – featuring musos from yesteryear, that will celebrate the home coming of former Bee Bob Brothers' guitarist Danny 'Ndundu' Ketjiperue.

Sigera Band will stage a live gig tomorrow night at the Khomasdal Community Hall in honour of the Namibian music legend.

The cherry on top of the cake undoubtedly is the surprise performance of the reborn Beep Bob Brothers, featuring some of the old guards led by seasoned saxophonist Hosea Mahua, Flemmy Hengari (bass and vocals) Danny Ketjiperue (guitar and vocals) Bethuel Tjituera (guitar) Sackey Mahua (guitar) Ricky Katjivirue (drums) and Coskey Ngaizuvare (vocals).

Members from the Baronages pop band gang up with the hot Sigera Band to take revellers down memory lane with memorable songs such as 'Heaven must be missing an angel', 'She loves you', 'Why did you do it', 'Some kind of wonderful', 'Shambala', 'No matter what', and many hot tunes from years gone by. Namibia's internationally acclaimed bassist Willy Mbuende will also be in action as a guest artist backing several singers.

Plans are also in an advanced stage to lure some members from Children From Pluto (CFP) to join the fray. Entrance for the much-anticipated live gig is a mere N$50 per person and would-be attendants are advised to purchase their tickets well in advance.

Danny (64) returned to his native land after 38-years in exile where a significant chunk of his years abroad were spent in New York in the United States of America.

Born in the old location in Windhoek in 1947, Danny started his musical career with the popular Bee Bob Brothers (BBB) after the musical bee bit him while hardly out of his shorts.

Growing up in a diverse multi cultural society that saw him spending his infant years at the respectable learning institution Emma Greef Primary School, he was exposed and fascinated by the musical prowess of musical greats Leyden Naftalie, /Kharixurob and Warmgat.

His musical career started in the Oruuano Church where he sang in the church choir.

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