Nyabinde thrills fans

LEGENDARY Afro-jazz musician Bob Nyabinde — affectionately known as the headmaster — put up a splendid performance at the fully packed Cape to Cairo restaurant on Saturday night in Bulawayo.

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Bob Nyabinde and his Savanna Drive band, accompanied by his sons Aggabu and Albert, left the crowd asking for more at the show which started at around 8pm and ended at around 1am.

Nyabinde performed songs on his latest album Anzwa Hama, songs like Tonga Nyaya, Vana Sikana, Pfuma Yangu.

The band also played tracks from the old albums and songs that made Nyabinde a household name, such as Pane Nyaya and Hope.

The show saw fans singing along to many of the songs that the band performed.

It had been long since Nyabinde performed in Bulawayo and many of his city fans had missed his music.

“We are happy about the performance and the response we got from the fans and we will do more shows here. The Bulawayo crowd is just marvellous considering it is the first time to perform here with my dad,” Aggabu said.

Nyabinde broke into the music circles in 2002 with the album Pane Nyaya, which was a success and proved to be a favourite both to the old and young. Nyabinde is a mentor to his sons Aggabu and Albert as well as that of also their partner and poet Itai Sekeremo.

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