Veteran DJ revives Zimbabwe music in UK

Veteran DJ revives Zimbabwe music in UK
Published: 17 August 2018 (1260 Views)
VETERAN United Kingdom-based wheel spinner Gqwetha Malinga affectionately known as DJ Gqwetha in the showbiz industry is set to revive Bulawayo music through hosting a gig dubbed the "Bulawayo Night".

The annually held gig which is set for September 1, will be held at Kings Bull Luxury Lounge in London, a terrain that accommodates a lot of Zimbabweans based in the UK.

Speaking from his base in London, Gqwetha revealed that as one of the DJs who popularised the City of Kings music in the UK, it is still part of his tasks to make the Bulawayo community based in London reminisce about where they come from.

The dreadlocked wheel spinner also said the gig will be special as it returns to where it was launched in the year 2000, London.

"There are a lot of Bulawayo people who are based in London and some of them are homesick because they have never returned back home since they relocated to London, as music is a unifying tool and a language that is universal, I took it upon myself to make my audience chew nostalgic bones through the Bulawayo Night gig.

"This year's event will be special because it will be held in London which is where it all started back then, I decided to bring it back to the city because for the past 10 years it was held outside London," said Malinga.

The Bulawayo Night gig will be combined with DJ Teezzy's birthday celebration.

Other artistes who will perform at the show include Afro Pop solo artiste Xolani "X.O" Nqo, a Lower Gweru born performer who emerged out of the UK-Zimbabwe diaspora music scene.

X.O is looking forward to the gig.

"I am excited to be part of the Bulawayo Night as it is a show which preserves the music and culture of Bulawayo people, I will perform songs from my latest offering God Bless Our Hustle, so that I motivate the audience to continue working hard and also invest back home," said X.O.

The Bulawayo Night was established in 2000 in London by DJ Gqwetha and Bongani Ngubeni (Black Boys) as a way of thanking their fans for their everlasting support since they started their Dejaying career in the 90s in different Bulawayo night spots.

- bmetro

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