HARARE – Zimbabwe's most celebrated female bassist and vocalist Edith WeUtonga was the star attraction of this week’s City Sports Bar Jam Sessions that took place on Monday night.
Since she launched her musical career over eight years ago, WeUtonga had never performed at the City Sports Bar which is more associated with sungura and Zimdancehall and not her Afro-fusion genre.
“I do not select joints but at times I find myself restricted to upmarket joints owing to politics of the industry,” said WeUtonga after giving a top-drawer act.
She performed songs such as Mukaranga and Sadza among others much to the delight of the fans.
Since the closure of jazz joints such as Jazz 105 and Book Cafe among others, Afro-fusion artistes like WeUtonga have been forced to look for alternative venues.
At the Jam Session, WeUtonga, whose albums include Utonga (2010) and Kwacha (2013), shared the stage with Allan Chimbetu, Tete Pipilo, Puramastove and Talking Guitars.
The multi-talented WeUtonga is also an actress.
She landed a National Arts Merit Award (Nama) for her role in a play called Comeback
She has featured in television dramas such as Sinjalo of Sakamuzi and Foromani fame and Thubalami (My Chance).