dumisani ngulube.jpgAfro-jazz fans and an array of jazz artists will converge at the Zimbabwe College of Music this Saturday for a tribute show for the late Afro-jazz lecturer and artist, Dumisani Ngulube.

 

Deputy Director of the College, Clayton Ndlovu said the show, which kicks off in the afternoon, will be a befitting tribute to the late artist who contributed immensely to the local jazz industry.

 

Among the musicians who will take part are Bob Nyabinde, Victor Kunonga, Lwazi Tshabangu, the Zimbabwe College of Music Jazz Band, Pablo and Friends, Mbare Trio, Selmor Mtukudzi and Tendai Manatsa.

 

Jazz guitarist, Frank Mavhima, who plays for Pablo and Friends, said Dumi was a mentor in as far as playing jazz music was concerned.

 

clayton ndlovu.jpgThe show, which is a brainchild of a committee that comprises the Zimbabwe College of Music, Dumi’s backing band, Amagents, and his family members and friends, will be supported by the National Arts Council of Zimbabwe and the Ministry of Education Sport, Arts and Culture.

 

Simply known as Dumi in the music fraternity, Ngulube was one of the most popular male jazz singers in Zimbabwe.

 

In his lifetime, he won the National Arts Merit Award and worked with a number of renowned and upcoming jazz artists and contributed immensely to the music industry.

 

He died in September after a severe headache on his way back from Howard Mission Hospital in Chiweshe, where he had gone to seek treatment.