By Own Correspondent- Sulumani Chimbetu is set to go on his maiden tour of the United Kingdom since taking over the reins at Orchestra Dendera Kings four years ago.
On April 22 he is expected to perform at Starlite Club in Leicester and goes to Dunstable Leisure Centre in Luton on April 23 before rounding off his tour in London on April 24.
Orchestra Dendera Kings last toured UK in 2006 when Sulumani’s uncle Allan was at the helm of the group. Sulumani has been on a steady rise since taking over leadership of the
group and is now rated among the country’s top five musicians.
The tour should be a morale booster for the dendera group that he has managed to keep intact since the acrimonious split from Allan.
Regionally, Sulumani has toured Mozambique on several occasions and has also been to Botswana and Malawi.
In preparation for his UK tour, the talented musician will tour South Africa this month where he is expected to perform in Pretoria and Johannesburg on February 25 and 26 respectively.
The musician is riding high with his latest album Non-Stop that carries the hit track Kwedu, which features Oliver Mtukudzi.
Dendera music fans in the UK must have been starved of their favourite genre over a three-year period when none of the Chimbetus visited the Western country.
The group’s late founder, Simon, used to tour the UK every year. Sulumani is excited about going to revive the live show romance with Dendera fans in the Diaspora.