By Showbiz Correspondent
LONDON – Thomas Mapfumo and Enock ‘Nox’ Guni will be sharing the same stage for the first time in their lives and all this will be happening in the UK over this May Bank holiday. The shows have been dubbed ‘The Explosion of two generations’.
The shows are expected to attract both the new and older generation of music lovers.
Dynamos legend Memory Mucherahohwa, the spokesperson for the promoters said;
“Nox mostly appeals to the younger female generation while ‘Mukanya’ appeals mostly to the older generation. So this weekend both the older and new generation will have the opportunity to appreciate Zimbabwe’s finest seasoned and new artists.”
According to Mucherahohwa there has been such a buzz about the Show to the extent that the Promoters have had to book a 2500 capacity venue for the London Show. The Coronet venue in Elephant & Castle was also used about two months ago for the Oliver Mtukudzi and Thomas Mapfumo History Tour.
The same promoters also successfully hosted Thomas Mapfumo and Oliver Mutukudzi last summer at Marlow Rugby club for family day outs. USA based Mapfumo and South Africa based ‘Nox’ are expected to fly into the UK this Thursday.
“This is an opportunity not to be missed as history will be made,” said the young powered artist ‘Nox’ as he promised an explosive show when he performs alongside the legend Dr Thomas Mapfumo and the Blacks Unlimited band.
The legendary ‘Mukanya’ will be launching yet another new album on all the three shows he will perform in London, Leicester and Chester. Mapfumo will perform at two night gigs and one family day out Show whilst the energetic Nox will perform at two night gigs and two family Day Out shows.
There will guest performances from Shanky & Lyfe Martinez in London and African Child in Leicester.
Tour dates are as follows:
London: Friday 24th May; 2200-0430: The Coronet, 28 New Kent Road, Elephant & Castle, London SE1 6TJ.
Leicester: Saturday 25th May; 2200-0500: Starlite De Venue, 80 Wharf Street South, LE1 2AA.
Chester: Sunday 26th; Family Day Out Show- 11am till late: Chester Rugby Club, Hare Lane, Littleton, Chester CH3 7DB.
Slough: Monday 27th; Family Day Out – 12pm to 1230am, Nox performing and Mukanya meet and greet.