THE life of Afro-pop musician Prince Kudakwashe Musarurwa, who died aged 31 last week after succumbing to lung cancer, will be celebrated tonight at the Jam Session at City Sports Bar in Harare.
Following Musarurwa’s recent burial at his rural home in Musarurwa Village, Zvimba, various artistes have come together in a non-profiteering show to celebrate his life.
City Sports Bar entertainment manager Yasini Dhala confirmed this to the Daily News saying: “We are looking forward to host this show where some local artistes have agreed to come together in a musical performance meant to celebrate the life of one who their own who unfortunately passed away.”
Dhala told the Daily News that he was very much impressed by the way artistes have united for this show in such a short space of time all for the need to honour the role Musarurwa played in the local music industry.
He added that he is impressed that all the musicians performing tonight had come out to be part of this event without expecting to be paid and this means that honouring life has no monetary value to it but it shows true love for one another as artistes.
“The show will be headlined by Musarurwa’s musician cousin Pah Chihera, who was very close to him; supported by other musicians such as Vee Mhofu and Terry Prince who were also very close to Musarurwa,” said Dhala.
He said other musicians expected at the show include Jonathan “Mr Chinhoyi” Stumu, Wanai, Shacky Phiri, Ronnie Zacharia, Paddington Suzuki, King Omale, Potato, Texas, Shadreck Zemi, Lucky Chimhende, DJ Gwizzy, DJ Stone and Mc Kedha among others.
Dhala said he is impressed by how the artistes are showing unity for this event and this shows that they are a united force which is destined to grow the local music industry to greater heights.
The late Musarurwa rose to fame after featuring on Pah Chihera’s hit song Runonzi Rudo and he had four albums to his name which include Kurarama (2011), Gara Muberevere (2012), Gogodera (2013) and Chiga Chikuru (2014).
Unfortunately, he passed away before he could release his fifth album titled Nyamasase.