BULAWAYO hip-hop artiste Calvin Nhlinziyo, aka CAL-vin, is set to be the main act at a concert dubbed Perfectly Balanced featuring several other top local musicians scheduled for Elite 400 this month.
The event would start at 6pm on September 26 and is titled after Nhlinziyo’s album titled Perfect Balance released on March 29.
In an interview with Southern Eye Lifestyle, the self-motivated artiste said he had decided to create his own gigs to perform for his fans and not wait for promoters to organise events.
“The life of a musician is to perform. I can’t wait for a promoter to organise a show. As hip-hop artistes, we decided to create our own platforms such as Open Mic set and Bigger Than hip-hop we cannot rely on radio, but we have to be seen performing songs.
Our presence on stage gives us our worth, we create a fan base by producing such shows,” Nhlinziyo said.
Other artistes expected to perform are Volte Face Gang, POY, Award, Kid Nate, Tear Dream Boiz Mzoe7 Guluva Seven, Upper Class, Teeko and Prozac.Master of ceremony Tawanda Denga, aka T1nda, and Disc Jockey Mark Vusani.
Dance choreography will also be part of the night with Popping and Krumping presented by dancers from Hurricanes Dance Crew.
Nhlinziyo is presently in the studio working on a compilation album dubbed Applying Pressure, Featuring artistes Kiss Money, PM Dee, Crystaline, Cliff Jeans, Good Evans, Nomah, G Factor, Krazzy Kat who are all signed under his record label.
“We want to take our music outside Bulawayo, and are singing mostly in local languages on this compilation. This will sell our music in other countries, People are interested in our culture and I often receive comments from people who purchase our music online asking which language we use and where we come from,” he added.