Joseph Garakara resurfaces


HARARE – Yesteryear hitmaker Joseph Garakara of Idya Banana fame is set to resurface at City Sports Bar’s weekly Jam Session tonight in Harare.

Garakara, a primary school teacher, will be sharing the stage with seasoned sungura artiste Shepherd Chinyani and Utakataka Express band member Gift Katulika aka Shiga Shiga, among others.


His albums include Tapinda Tapinda (2006), Kechi One Nezai (2007), Chamboko Chewaya (2008), Forever Mine (2010), Kuti Zvityise (2012) and Pfuti (2015).

On the other hand, Chinyani, has worked with big names in the local showbiz such as Nicholas Zakaria, John Chibadura and he is known for teaching Alick Macheso how to play bass guitar.

Despite helping musical gurus into stardom, Chinyani still plays second fiddle to most of them.

City Sports Bar’s Monday Jam Session — a weekly event where artiste are offered an opportunity to briefly showcase their talent before a sizeable crowd — is credited for reviving fortunes of many artistes in the country and giving them an opportunity to showcase and shine again.

Since the event was launched late last year, artistes such as Shepherd Kunodziya aka Taso, Somandla Ndebele, Dickson Chingaira aka Cde Chinx, Paradzai Mesi and Elijah Madzikatire among others, took turns to perform at the event.


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