Bulawayo Theatre will be the place to be on 26 November from 6pm, as celebrated award-winning jazz sensation Jeys Marabini will be holding a “Welcome Back Show” which will also be combined with an album launch, a gig which is a must attend.
Backing up Marabini on stage will be Isicathamiya/Imbube ensemble Amaqaqa and Tariro Negitare.
Both acts are delighted to be sharing the stage with the legend, who had a spell specialising in Reggae music, after the success of his single Jah Deliver Us.
Khulekani Khabo, who is the front man for the award-winning Amaqaqa ensemble said they were over the moon to be sharing the stage with Marabini, as he promised they would deliver a top-notch performance.
“As a representative of Amaqaqa, the crew feels honoured to be featured in our legend’s “Welcome Back” gig. It’s a bonus to be chosen to share the microphone with him and we will do our level best on stage to show our gratitude.
“Jeys is our icon and we need to uplift him to another level. It’s our duty to recognise him so that the whole world can also recognise him,” said Khabo.
Khabo said as Amaqaqa they looked up to Jeys Marabini as their inspiration as he also started as an Imbube singer before going solo and establishing himself as Marabini.
“We have learnt a lot of things from him and we are still learning now. He is an icon in Zimbabwe in particular and the whole world in general. A very humble leader who is always ready to help upcoming artistes including us.
“I ask our fans to come in numbers and grace this epic event, as we promise to give revellers good value for their money through performances,” said Khabo.
To put cherry on top of the cake, Amaqaqa will perform a song titled Umbonile uNkulunkulu which they did with Marabini.
Tariro Negitare praised Marabini as a great artiste.
She called upon music lovers to throng Bulawayo Theatre in numbers to support Jeys.
“I am so excited and at the same time optimistic that people won’t disappoint us.
Besides that, Jeys himself is a big brand, he is such a good brother who plays good music. I trust that we will see Bulawayo Theatre filled to the brim.
“This event is meant to unite us as artistes and Zimbabwe as a nation. Unity will take us far and we need to embrace it. When we stand united, we present a picture of what is possible. I thank my brother (Marabini) for allowing me to work in collaboration with him,” said Tariro Negitare.