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Afro-Jazz crooner Victor Kunonga on Friday disappointed fans when he spent time doing a sound check in the middle of his performance at the Book Cafe. Kunonga’s show was opened by ZRP Band (Imbube) who warmed up the stage with their powerful vocals and their energetic dance routines that left revellers clamouring for more.

The ZRP Band performed four songs including, “Reveal Yourself” before they introduced the police gumboot dance crew.

Dressed in white overalls and black gumboots the group put up a well-choreographed performance that attracted wild cheers from the crowd.

The Police Band left the stage for Kunonga’s proteacuteeacute Norman Masamba, who also did not disappoint after putting up a well- polished act that saw the audience putting on their dancing shoes.

He performed some of his songs like “Matishoresa”, a song that blasts men for gender based violence and rape, before playing his popular hit during live performances “Zindoga”. The song has become so popular that it proved to be the people’s favourite as revellers could be seen dancing along.

Masamba’s dancer only identified as Tapiwa almost stole the show with his energetic dances that left the crowd in awe.

Masamba left the stage at exactly 10pm for his master, Kunonga, to take over but unfortunately the revellers’ jovial mood was disturbed when Kunonga started changing instruments and this took almost half an hour.

After changing the whole set of instruments, he started the sound check and this did not go down well with his fans who started complaining.

“Why is he changing instruments now? If he wanted to play using his own instruments he should have done this earlier not to disturb the show. This is really disturbing, we are being taken for granted,” said one fan on condition of anonymity.

The situation was even made worse by the host Larry Kwirirayi who tried to make a joke out of the whole thing.

“When you buy CDs you first see the behind the scenes, showing you how they do it before you watch the actual thing and this is what the guys were doing showing you how they do it to come up with the good sound,” he said before introducing Kunonga.

As usual his performance was on point he played some of his hits like “Chengeta” among others. Though his act started on a low note, people warmed up later on and enjoyed the show.

Source : The Herald

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