Harare, Zimbabwe – US-based Zimbabwean music producer of popular Jamaican musician, Red Rat’s monster track “Rise Up Zimbabwe,” Simukai Mandizvidza, aka, Abra Simzz is scheduled to be the star attraction at a welcome party being hosted for him at Red Fox hotel on Saturday night.
The who’s who of the urban grooves music scene are expected to perform at the event, including DJ’s Nash and Kritical, Ash Styles, Sniper Strorm, King Shaddy, Badman, and Cynthia Mare among others. Popular sound system Stereo One and Maddhouse Crew will also grace the event which promises to be filled with major fireworks.
“It’s more of a chance for Zimbabweans to get up-close with Abram Simmz who has producing such beautiful songs and is at the helm of taking Zimbabwean music to new levels across the globe,” said Marshall Chibamu, a top official from the local chapter of African Bred Recording Artists (Abra), which is coordinating the event.
“It’s a chance for Zimbabweans to celebrate the shining talent of one of their own. Abra Simzz will be visiting family in Zimbabwe so we decided to take the opportunity to get him to mix and mingle with his fans in the country,” added Chibamu.
Abra Simzz also produced award winning Nigerian musician, General Pype’s “Born Champions”, which features a host of Zimbabwe’s fledgling artists including Metaphysics , Carlprit & Tek Niq, Winky D, Jusa Dementor, Cynthia Mare and BK and Kazz. Simzz is one of the founding members of Abra, an organization responsible for promoting Zimbabwe’s brand of urbane music to the rest of the globe.
Simzz in collaboration with UK based-Zimbabwean musician, Jusa Dementor is also behind hits such as “Imagine” which features Jamaican artist, Hawkeye. His ABRA outfit is currently identifying an nurturing local talent. According to Chibamu, the group is working with Shinso-Man and more artists are expected to be added to the stable. Shinso-Man is expected to be one of the performers at the welcome party.