WINDHOEK, May 12 — Zimbabwean Saxophonist Osborne Matengenzara wooed revellers in Namibia’s capital Windhoek on Friday and Saturday nights.
The Zimbabwean played on a back-to-back shows starting with a performance on Friday night in the heart of Namibia’s capital Windhoek before closing off his session with the a performance on Saturday at Jojo’s Music and Arts which has recently become the home of live music in Namibia.
Playing renditions of different songs from rhythms and blues, dancehall, house and old school, the Zimbabwean gave a classy act much to the pleasure of revellers.
For a rather young but popular musician to capture the imaginations of the young audience in Windhoek, Matengenzara had to play right into the hands of his revellers by playing all the popular tunes across genre in Namibia.
He managed to get the crowd to sing along when he played a rendition of chelate originally done by Namibia’s award winning Kwaito musician Gazza.
Perhaps the rather quiet Saturday nights in Windhoek’s central business district had the smooth music to go with the star brightened night.
While not many in the Namibian music industry follow mellow music from saxophonist, the performances resembled maturity and lured a few hearts to his seemingly growing legion of fans.
He was supported by another Zimbabwean-based Namibian musician Taps who also played drums and saxophone in addition to churning a few of his songs. – XINHUA