Liberty Dube Entertainment Correspondent—
ONE of the country’s longest surviving rhumba outfits BV Labien has come out of musical sabbatical by releasing a danceable three-track album titled “Ndosaka Extended Play”.The group led by Cuthbert “Vevela” Kasirori has been for the past years concentrating more on live performances in and out of the country.
Tracks on the project are “Mamero”, “Yellow Bone” and “Zvipo”. It seems the album is something local rhumba fans have been waiting for judging from the overwhelming response it has received since its release.
The outfit has embarked on a countrywide tour to market the album which was recorded at Trutone Studios as they aim to woo back scores of rhumba fans.
They will begin the redemption journey out of their favourite hunting ground in Harare when they perform at Club Mandisa tomorrow (Saturday).
The group now comprises band members who include Jack Mapanga, Alex Mwenda while the director still remains Sam Chamangwana.
Vevela said they were in a bid to reconnect with a legion of fans dotted across the country.
“The album has received rave reviews across several radio stations and it is encouraging.
“We will come with the new album to Mutare where we have a strong fan base. We will play all the new songs live on stage,” he said.
Club Mandisa proprietor and show organiser Boniface Nyamanhindi said they were proud to host the rhumba gurus.
“It is our pleasure to host the talented rhumba outfit. They last performed at the venue early this year.
This weekend’s show will be special in many ways and we would like to urge all fun lovers, particularly rhumba fans to come in number and watch them live on stage,” he said.
BV Labien will be backed by resident dance group Mandisa Queens and Harare-based dance outfit Zero Degrees.