Kalanga music maestros Ndolwane Super Sounds believe 2015 was their turning point after the rising popularity of their music saw them touring across the country.
Ndolwane Super Sounds manager Thandazani Nyoni said this year they held more shows than in previous years.
“This has been a fruitful year, we have toured in 2014 more than we have in other years and our shows have been lucrative,” he said.
“We reached out to Matabeleland, Midlands and Mashonaland.
“Our performances extended to the outskirts, growth points and remote areas, little known places in Kadoma such as Sanyati and Venice in Gokwe North –Nembudziya, Chitekete and Chireya.”
Nyoni said the group had been recording professionally for 15 years but had not been perfoming outside Matabeleland.
“We came to a realisation that if we want to promote our music we have to reach out to every city in Zimbabwe,” he said.
“Our three-day tour of Lupane, Hwange and Victoria Falls was a success. In Matabeleland and the Midlands there is no place we have not reached.
“Demand was greater this year and more shows mean more money, we were busy and did not wait for anyone to call us.
“Plan International helped us to reach to remote areas after we were made ambassadors to help stop early child marriages.”
The Martin Sibanda led dolwane Super Sounds have shows lined up at Palace Gardens in Bulawayo on November 28 and the following day they will be at Lwendulu Social Club in Hwange.
“We urge our fans to come as these are our last,” Nyoni said. “These will be our last shows of the year in these cities therefore we urge all our fans in and around these places to come and have fun with us at these very important end of year gigs.”
Palace Gardens entertainment manager Osborne Dziko said he was impressed by Ndolwane’s progress.
“I have watched Ndolwane play, I like their style and they maybe one of our resident bands at the Palace next year,” he said.
“Dancehall group Blue Skyz will curtain raise for the band and we are positive than this will be a good show.”