Deep house gets timely promotion

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BULAWAYO DJs and deep house movement Chronicles of House Nation (COHN) have set sights on empowering and promoting upcoming DJs and the youth on self-sustainability in the entertainment business.

MILTON SITHOLE
OWN CORRESPONDENT

COHN was initiated by Mandla Mnkandla, Denzel Zulu and Bongani Dube in October 2014 and the movement has since attracted over 30 youths, some of who are DJs in local night clubs.

The movement’s representative, Charles Vushe, said their main objective was to promote local talent and grow the deep house genré in Zimbabwe.

“We are promoting upcoming DJs and the youths on how to sustain themselves in this business and at the same time growing the deep house genré in Zimbabwe,” Vushe said.

“The theme for this Sunday movement is ‘Taking it back to ekasi’ whereby we will be moving from kasi to kasi each and every Sunday, and our pool of DJs get to do back-to-back sessions of deep house and soul,” he added.

This youthful movement is set to blaze new trails as it does not only focus on deejaying but on production as well.

“All we want to achieve is to create a household name which will stand out in Zimbabwe and support local talent, such that local promoters will not have to search for so-called international DJs, because there is plenty of talent here.

Two of our DJs, Feel G and Master M, this past weekend performed at the Bucket Hat party at Horizon.

We also have performed at Mqombothi Sports Bar. We are truly grateful for the growth and success of the movement.

“We are currently working on two house tracks to be released end of February.

“We took it upon ourselves to empower and mentor some DJs who lacked the resources, but had the passion for deejaying and one of them will be a guest at Ace this coming Friday,” Vushe said.

He said their training sessions were held in Pelandaba.

He, however, expressed concern at lack of sponsorship saying it was affecting the growth of their movement.

“To be honest, the challenge of non-sponsorship has been a major blow to the movement, however, it will not stop us from pursuing our dream of growing the industry,” he said.