Freeman off to Jozi Youth Day gig
14 June 2018
ZIMDANCEHALL high-flyer Freeman will this weekend headline Youth Day Celebrations in a gig at House of Shisaka in Yeoville, Johannesburg.
The gig will be on Saturday night a day popularly known as June 16 in commemoration of the fallen South African youths who died at the hands of apartheid police in Soweto in 1976.
Freeman’s concert will also see hundreds of his followers sampling live his new offering Mukuru Wekambani which was released recently.
It will be his first ever concert at the newly-open chillspot which is also known as Mangoma Depot.
House of Shisaka has breathed new air in the seemingly dying dancehall scene.
It caters for both music lovers and sports fans who have the opportunity to follow their favourite teams playing at the World Cup in Russia.
Owner Tapuwa ‘Boyaman’ Shiridzinomwa has invested significantly in the joint that has seen artists like Blot, Silent Killer, Empress Massina and others taking to the stage there.
This weekend’s gig is one such high-profile show and will also see Tocky Vibes and Hwindi President performing.
The trio has an established fan base in South Africa and a huge crowd is expected. Reggae artist Jeremiah Fyah Ises will also take to the mic. Resident DJ Goofy ‘Gucci’ Vybez and MCs Rico Myers and the youthful Sean B will play hosts.
“It’s a show not to be missed this weekend and we urge all our followers to make it coz a miss is a diss,” said Goofyvybez.
Meanwhile, on Sunday afro-jazz musician Darlington Tanganyika and the Journey Band will perform live at the same venue. He is currently riding high with his latest album Nhiyo which was launched two months ago.
The soft-spoken artist has been equated to greats like Oliver Mtukudzi, Louis Mhlanga and Victor Kunonga with his soothing jazzy tunes.
He has an opportunity to impress and has never disappointed in his previous shows.
Entry fee to the Sunday show is a paltry R50 to make it affordable and accessible to all.