Trust Khosa, Assistant News Editor
BOB “Headmaster” Nyabinde might be grounded with diabetes and stroke but the jazz community hasn’t forgotten the ailing veteran crooner.
Tonight, an array of top acts comprising Hope Masike, Victor Kunonga, Prudence Katomene-Mbofana, Chipo Muchengwa and sons Agga and Albert Nyabinde will hold a benefit concert for the legendary entertainer at Theatre in the Park.
The three-hour fundraising concert starts at 6:30pm.
In a statement, show organisers – Roooftop Promotions – said they will allow a limited audience to observe the Covid-19 protocols.
“Rooftop Promotions has organised a fundraising musical concert to be hosted by its performance venue Theatre in the Park this Friday October 1st (tonight), 2021 between 6:30pm and 9:30 pm.
“The concert is aimed at fundraising for the music legend Bob Nyabinde fondly known as The Headmaster who has been unwell for a while,” he said.
The event organisers said they will also cater for fans in the comfort of their homes via live streaming.
“While the show will allow limited live audiences of not more than one hundred as per national Covid-19 lockdown regulations, it will also be virtual running on different social media platforms.
“Links to the livestream will be distributed on the institution’s social media pages.
“Tickets are already being sold and are procurable at Theatre in the Park offices between 9 am and 5 pm.
Rooftop Promotions boss Daves Guzha praised artistes for combining forces to assist Nyabinde
“We have come together as his friends and artists to do this show to assist him in the quest of his health,” he said.
Famed for timeless classics like Chabuda Hapana off his 2002 debut album Pane Nyaya, Nyabinde has never looked back in his career.
Over the years, Nyabinde has churned out hit after hit over the years but illness has affected his progress.
These comprise Samanyika, Kutsvinya Kunoita Hope, Ndiratidze Mumwe Chete among others.
Prior to his illness, the 66-year-old has also been providing music classes as well as designing guitars.
Last year, he invited a lockdown guitar which he calls LD guitars, which has a uniquely special sound.