Trust Khosa, Assistant News Editor
ORGANISERS of Alick Macheso’s current tour of Australia, which reportedly kicked off to a flier last weekend, reckon Zimbabwean music is now a hit with foreigners.
Unlike in the early days when local artistes would target Zimbabweans in diaspora, Macheso who was joined by Signal on this tour, has been attracting cosmopolitan crowds.
Speaking to H-Metro from Sydney, event coordinator Abraham Nyanzero who partnered with four other promoters under Zimoz Promotions, said:
“The tour started well in Brisbane and Melbourne over the weekend.
“The attendance was good and a multi-racial crowd which came showed that Zimbabweans music is now being appreciated overseas.
“This is what we have been longing for over the years for Zimbabwean music to be appreciated in diaspora and gone are the days when local artistes would target communities where Zimbabweans and a few Africans reside,” he said.
After the two opening show, Nyanzero who once managed Nicholas Zakaria before leaving for Australia, said he was pleased by the progress Macheso has made.
“He once came here long back although people were not familiar with him but this time around people knew him better.
“It takes a lot of marketing for an artistes to be recognised beyond their borders which did not happen in the past.
“He will only return home after two more shows in Sydney on the 25th of October and another one in Perth on Saturday the 26th of October.
“It’s indeed a great tour for Macheso who has been consistent in the game.”
Nyanzero also hailed Jah Signal who reportedly put on a good show.
“For Jah Signal, he once came him along with Jah Prayzah and fans knew him from the previous performances he staged here.
“He did very well and it was encouraging that he has a following,” he added.
Meanwhile, Macheso will hold his home-coming show on November 1 at Pamuzinda.
He is also set to hold another family show at Jongwe Corner on November 3 as he makes a reunion with fans.
Both two shows are also special as the singer has vowed to cement his romance with fans who have never let him down.