Harmonic Rhythms thrills guests at new bar


BULAWAYO Afro-soul band Harmonic Rhythms entertained revellers at the newly-established Casino Bar at the Ascot Racecourse.


Band representative Nkosiphile Sibanda said the event ran under the theme “Talent Night with Harmonic Rhythms”, adding that it was a first of its kind.

“As a band we are excited about the performance; it is a new concept and a first of its kind,” Sibanda said.

“We are yet to discuss future prospects with the bar management.”

The five-piece band comprises Prosper “Pronix” Ndebele (lead vocals), Sibanda (piano/backing vocals), Lingile “Luwiji” Ndlovu (drums/backing vocals), Kelvin “Kevbass” Katongo (bass guitarist) and Jonathan Wise (lead guitarist) and was established in 2011.

The band has played at notable occasions and functions alongside international artistes such as DJ Fresh and Freddy Gwala of South Africa, as well as United States country music outfit Blended 328.

It has performed alongside Plaxedes Wenyika, Outfit, iTribe, Roots, Djembe Monks and the Cool Crooners, among others.

Sibanda said the band had been composing a lot of material for its soon-to-be-released album.

“We are introducing deep house to our music, so as to cater for dance lovers,” said Sibanda.

Lead vocalist, Ndebele, said people must expect real music.

“Our greatest achievement so far was when we played at the Jozi Book Fair last year at Ellis Park in Johannesburg, South Africa,” he said.

“This was our first international gig and it was exciting. We got to share the stage with some star South African artistes and met South African Trade and Industry deputy minister Elizabeth Thabethe,” said Ndebele.

“We believe 2015 is our year and we will strive and continue pushing and working hard for the love of music.”

On future prospects, the band said it was planning to engage local and Harare-based artistes to host joint shows in Bulawayo around August.