Takawira Photoveteran Dapi
ALICK Macheso wants Allan Chimbetu to unite with Suluman, Tryson and his son Douglas for the sake of Dendera music.
The sungura legend says the unity, which was demonstrated by the late Dendera co-founders, Simon and Naison, should guide the family members who are still in the trenches.
Macheso gave Allan free advice after their joint show at Makuluwani Gardens near White House Shopping Centre at the weekend.
“He is back, welcome back Allan, the father figure in the Chimbetu family,” said Macheso.
Excited by the crowd’s rapturous reception, Allan responded and embraced Macheso.
“Yes, father Macheso,” he said.
He assured the crowd he was in the process of uniting the family and keeping the legacy intact.
Allan said he had faith in God and the dust will settle in the fullness of time.
The conversation on stage drew the attention of the crowd.
Macheso (right) with Makuluwani Gardens proprietor.
“As the torch bearer of the Dendera music genre, you should help preserve the genre together with your children.
“You must move together with Suluman, Tryson and Douglas as their father-figure.
“So far you are yet to realise much, which calls for you to unite,” he said.
Afterwards, Macheso closed his eyes and prayed for them.
“The day that God is going to hear me is when you are going to have a bumper harvest in terms of cash,” he said.
“I know you are going to fight for this dream to come to pass because even those who died already are hearing our prayers.
“The same people are going to fight for this and win it one day in their names.”
Macheso has been giving Suluman, Tryson, Douglas and Saiwe Chimbetu tips.
He has roped them in during his family shows as curtain raisers and even offered to record them at Alema Music Recording Studio for free.
As usual, the sungura music ace put on a polished performance at Makuluwani Gardens.
The venue attracted revellers from surrounding areas such as Kuwadzana, WhiteCliff, Kuwadzana Extension, Granary, Dzivaresekwa, among other areas.