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SOUTH Africa-based wheel-spinner, DJ Bashmouth, is set to embark on a two-week tour of Zimbabwe, starting this weekend.

Born Albert Zanganembo, 38 years ago in Mbare, the wheel-spinner last performed on home turf in 2019.

He is expected to kick off his tour in Victoria Falls this Friday where he is billed to perform at the Mosi oa tunya Festival.

The festival will be held from Friday to Monday.

He is also billed to perform in Harare at Habhana Lounge and Pablo’z a swell as in Bulawayo at Park View Pub and Grill.

“It feels good to be coming home and entertaining my kith and kin after a long time.

“I last did a gig in Zimbabwe in 2019 at Madirirano Festival.

“I was also part of the Focalistic Party in 2021 but it never happened due to the Covid -19 pandemic.

“I hope to have a reunion with some of my fellow deejays, whom I used to play with back in the day, and reconnect with the fans as well.

“Hopefully, I can also get to build a new fan base during my stay in the country.

“Fireworks is what I am promising at all my gigs.”

The entertainer has represented the country at several high-profile events in South Africa.

He said being based in Cape Town has boosted his career.

“My career grew beyond what I can ever imagine.

“I feel like I have played for the world already because of living in Cape Town.

“Most of the clubs I play at cater for tourists which makes me play all kinds of music, including getting to know certain music from certain countries.

“I have also mixed and mingled with several South African top deejays and artists.”

Apart from the club scene, Bashmouth also worked for Bush Radio from 2010 to 2020, fronting a reggae show called “Level the Vibes” every Thursday.

He hosted many Zimbabwean and Jamaican artists on his slot.

“I am happy to say I have played my part as a disc jockey as well as promoting Zimbabwean music.

“I introduced Zimbabwean music, especially Zimdancehall, on a larger scale by accommodating it in my sets which ended up dominating in many spaces.

“We also brought many Zimbabwean artists to Cape Town from 2010, until the industry grew, creating more promoters and artists,” he said.

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