The death anniversary of Leonard Dembo, affectionately known as Musoro Wenyoka, went largely unnoticed with music fans raising concern that the family and the arts industry dismally failed to honour the legendary musician.
The legendary sungura musician died on the 9th of April in 1996 and a low key commemoration of his death yesterday raised fears that the country’s iconic musician is no longer given the honour he deserves.
Some music fans said the late talented vocalist, songwriter and guitarist was one of the country’s most outstanding musicians whose compositions stood the taste of time and should be honoured,.
Music promoter, Josh Hozheri who used to organise Dembo’s death anniversary commemorations, says the Dembo family together with some music promoters should unite to promote the legend’s legacy.
Dembo’s sons; Morgan and Tendai are also talented guitarists and vocalists who are capable of continuing with their father’s legacy through some of their compositions.
Dembo is known for his hit songs that include: Venenzia, Shiri Yakangwara, Chitekete and Sharai, which continue to inspire many musicians and fans.