Macheso no show sparks riots

Macheso no show sparks riots

There are 81 comments on the New Zimbabwe story from Aug 8, 2007, titled Macheso no show sparks riots. In it, New Zimbabwe reports that:

FANS rioted in the Harare suburb of Glen Norah at the weekend when popular sungura singer Alick Macheso failed to turn up for a scheduled show.

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kelvin mbiza


#1 Aug 20, 2007
you know what i never liked this so called king of sungura.why? cos macheso reckons that he is the best sungura artist ever.i read his comments about dembo he went like " oh you know what dembo and i played in different times if we had played together you would tell the better artist between us".who does not know that dembo is still the best sungura artist ever.ey yuz to hell with that pufter called macheso. that does not mean that i don't attend macheso's shows but i don't like what he thinks he is.simon chimbetu was far much better than fucken macheso.the best artist was dembo followed by chopper and then that moron called macheso. when is he coming to australia anyway i'm waiting for that cunt.

Harare, Zimbabwe

#2 Sep 26, 2007
To hell with you the guy who is saying macheso is not the best sungura artist . Lets not talk about people who are no longer living on this eath visavis chimbetu , dembo interalia . Cheso power will remain the best sungura artist forever till his death.If you want to know the truth ask tongai moyo . Macheso can make the guiter talk , mimic , cough or even cry . You are free to reply .

By macheso`s fan Solusi University

Harare, Zimbabwe

#3 Sep 26, 2007
Dembo was the best there was and the best they will ever be! I am sure even Macheso himself know this. If he is honest he will tell you this.

Since: Aug 07

Winchester, UK

#4 Sep 28, 2007
Kelvin...can you not post without the need for abuse?

Harare, Zimbabwe

#5 Oct 15, 2007
varidzi vemafaro.Macheso idhara.
vakuru chaiwo munoaziva

South Africa

#6 Dec 14, 2007
Chopper ndiro ranga riri dhara ravo vese,Kwete noizy dzanamacheso.
Ringo Mashingosi

Berlin, Germany

#7 Dec 28, 2007
Haa hapana apa. There is no need to compare them. Those who compare do not have the ability to taste music. All the singura kings played different likeable styles. The thing is Dembo's music had really matured and hed had the best ability to control lylics and the sounds, because of the improvements he kept cultivating! Dembo came to a point that, wherever his voice and guitar played, he never liked to say his name in his songs, you would simply tell that this is "musoro venyoka mavara" singing. Macheso and Tongai still have a lot more to learn from Dembo..! But they are all good!
vakuru chaiwo munoaziva

South Africa

#8 Feb 26, 2008
Chopper ndiro ranga riri dhara ravo vese.Then followed by Late Musoro enyoka Dembo.Macheso paruzha is number one followed by Tazvida.

Harare, Zimbabwe

#9 Mar 2, 2008
macheso is the best ever,dembo aiketa but inyaya yekuti wafa wanaka.cheso power proves to be the best coz he is the only sungura artist to inspire and be copied by a lot of up and coming sungura artist including one of the living greats(tongai moyo)

South Africa

#10 Mar 11, 2008
maface angu musatambe. Macheso vadhara and is far ahead of dembo. imagine how he internationalized the borrowdale dancing style. Dembo never wennt any further than bindura. I respect dembo but macheso has far much surpassed whateva level dembo reached. Just take time to listen to a song called charakupa nad u will agree with me. mberikwazvo ndizvo! Pretoria
Integrity Maziwisa

Hazyview, South Africa

#11 Mar 19, 2008
You will never find anyone in this world with the abilities to satisfy everyone at the same time.
WE ARE NOT PERFECT,remember that please.
Why then,applying the above mentioned,should we expect Macheso to be perfect all the time,everything he does you have something negative to say about it,huh,why.
I am sure as Zim people we should find other ways of conveying our deepest concerns not by using those unfimiliar ,in the name of Zim,words.There is so much to it than just a mere NO SHOW UP BY Macheso.Do you even know why he did not turn up,trust me i do,"He was helping some funny guy hit by the car while on his way to the show,UNDERSTOOD"...hahaha
However ,what he did should not be tolerated
With regards to comparing Cheso and Dembo,i think as educated people of the lovely Zimbabwe we should be able to look at facts,AND BY FACTS I MEAN FACTS ALONE.
Macheso has achieved a lot by far,Macheso is not just into the playing of the bass guitr,he can dance,compose well,live perfomance is quite good,he has also helped a lot of young and upcoming mosicians like XQ and the like.Besides, Macheso is still alive so you cant necessarily rule him out as he has better chances of overcoming the dead....(pliz dont get me wrong,Dembo was and still is good but i am just basing on provable facts which will never be depleted by anyone,come whatever!!)
THE OTHER THING THAT I WOULD LIKE TO BRING OUT is with regards to us suppoters,let us not creat antagonistic relationships betwn these musicias,lets unite them,judge them according to facts PLEASE.
love ya all,my email is
Can always get intouch with me
Kp well
Kind regards

Hazyview, South Africa

#12 Mar 19, 2008
Not much to add as Integrity said it all

Maputo, Mozambique

#13 Mar 21, 2008
vese hapana zvavanotiitira zvine musoro munaonao
vanogona, munoti kana vachigara vachiridzirwa mhanzi yavo paRadio nekuenda kumashows monodzoka mave kutadza kufamba makumbo ave kurwadza neJive moti vanoziva zvavanoita.Tipeiwo maSerious, munakurawo pamhanzi.

vanoziva zvavanoita-Dhara

Maputo, Mozambique

#14 Mar 21, 2008
vese vanokundwa naKapfupi


Maputo, Mozambique

#15 Mar 21, 2008
tibvire apa

Mary Chinhatwa

Durban, South Africa

#16 May 6, 2008
However the dude is tit i must say,he is the best
Mutsa Munopa Britain

London, UK

#17 May 12, 2008
I agree with Mary Macheso NDIZVO!!!!!!he is the best.


#18 May 20, 2008
vangani venyu vakaenda ku live show yaVaDembo. Besides, if anyone can make a guiter talk, no one beats John White. (some might not even know him esp. tumaborn free). To all those adamant that Macheso ndizvo, please listen to Chitekete and then make your mind up about Dembo. For Chimbetu, I will put in Samatenga for good measure.


#19 May 21, 2008
macheso idhara pane vese zvavo
Bullet Mafirakureva

Manchester, UK

#20 May 21, 2008
zvinonetsa kupikisana nestatement yako Manassah. Only because ndiyo opinion yako and hauna kundipa anything to go by so that I can at least challenge your view.

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