Yorira Ngoma Live Music Event on the 29th of March 2014

Zee Guveya

Zee Guveya

It is time for yet another Yorira Ngoma Live music Event on the 29th of March 2014. This will be happening at the usual place, Mama Jumbe’s, 350 Katherine Road, E7 8NW London, United Kingdom.






This time around you have the luxury of enjoying music fro Zee Guveya & the Heritage Survival Band, Mathias `Matty’ Julius, Dj Viv Maravanyika, and for the first time ever on Yorira Ngoma, Aaron Manatsa & the Green Arrows.





Please come and enjoy good music from 2030hrs until late. Please call 07411151100 or 07531641782 for more information.


Yorira Ngoma Inaugural Event

Cute Tendai

Cute Tendai

The inaugural Yorira Ngoma Live Music Event extravaganza got to a flying start at the ‘urbane and chic’ Mama Jumbe’s music spot in Forest Gate, East London. The sell-out gig drew a partisan crowd of all ilk, all united by the sweet African music wafting through the night.

Cute Tendai, backed by a solo guitarist, got things going with a well-received set. Introducing herself to a new crowd, she gave a good account of herself with a jazzy and soul tinged repertoire. I am pretty sure her Youtube hits of her single ‘Beautiful Day’ increased significantly on the back of her strong performance. She showcased raw talent and some sophistication in her delivery. Her smokey looks and brash style had the audience captivated. Cute Tendai is definitely one for the future and the fact that she was able to reach that type of audience in essence typified what Yorira Ngoma Live Music Event is all about.

Viv Maravanyika

Viv Maravanyika

As the crowd was getting ready to feast their eyes on the next act on the cards, Dj Viv Maravanyika was on hand to keep the already warmed revellers going with some nice Afro tunes.

Now, Mathias “Matty” Julius has been regarded for the past two years as the best kept secret in terms of being the hottest and sweetest vocalist to come out of Zimbabwe. And the reggae singer was in a mood to show why his stock is rising with every single performance. It’s no exaggeration to state that wherever he has showcased his amazing vocal abilities, he has left the punters bewildered with his perfect and to-the-point showmanship. And for Yorira Ngoma Live Music Event concert, he delivered. Period! He drew from his three albums he has released so far, to send the captivated crowd into a frenzy. His blockbuster reggae biographical tune, ‘Weku Tafara’, went down a storm and had to be “wheeled” three times in a row. And Adele’s Someone Like You had Mathias hitting those high notes like a true superstar.

Mathias "matty' Julius

Mathias “matty’ Julius

After a 90-minute performance by Matty, it was time to take another different direction but still pointed towards Africa. Cued Heritage Survival fronted by the inimitable Zee Guveya. By then the capacity crowd was ready to be taken to the dark and edgy world of mbira music with Tendai Bhasvi on the Mbira-‘thumb piano’. Once Paul Kuzinya on drums started the rolls, there was no going back. Rural Zimbabwe bira was brought to the East End as the boys spirited us to the mystical world of Afro fusion. Nothing beats a band on song and unison to one aim and one beat.

Zee Guveya

Zee Guveya

As they ran through their own compositions, Heritage Survival went through the Chimurenga guru, Thomas Mapfumo’s treasure trove. Norman Muza started hitting those Chimurenga bass riffs and the party had truly started. Showing their versatility they also passed through Oliver Mtukudzi’s musical garden and picked a few classical tunes.

As the night drew to an end, it was clear that Yorira Ngoma Live Music Event would certainly be a permanent feature on the music calendar in the United Kingdom for those purveyors who appreciate good music and a quality event. For this reason, a repeat of such talent will be showcased on the 1st of February 2013. Yorira Ngoma Live Music Event promises more of this and different acts, Please watch this space.

This night was made a success by these sponors;

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Live Radio Interview on Reading4u Radio

ImageTomson Chauke, Yorira Ngoma Live Music Event Coordinator.     Image

Tomson Chauke and Tony Tokunbo Fernandez

Today 5th of November 2013, Tomson Chauke, who is the Yorira Ngoma Event Coordinator, was on Reading4u radio station in Reading UK speaking on behalf of the Live Music Event Yorira Ngoma as well as his Band, Heritage Survival, which will be performing at the said event on the 9th of November 2013. He was on Radio alongside the Ghanaian born, Ferdinand Lawson, a BEFTA award winner for best Author in the Art Category on the 25th and 26th October, hosted by comedian Eddie Kadi and ITV news reader Charlene White at the 5th annual BEFFTA (Black Entertainment Film Fashion Television and Arts) UK held at the Hippodrome in Golders Green, London. The two were being interviewed by Tony Tokunbo Fernandez of Reading4u Radio, the later is a Published Writer, Compere, Public Speaker, Mentor and Radio Presenter/Producer.

Live Music Event at Mama Jumbe’s 8:30pm till late.


9th of November 2013 Live Music Event at Mama Jumbe’s


What a started as a simple idea of a group of colleagues of similar ilk and interests has seen the birth of Yorira Ngoma & Let’s Dance To The Music, a feast that sees a musical explosion of varied genres and artists mainly from Zimbabwe. And the movement is picking up pace with the inaugural concert set at the glitzy Mama Jumbe’s Bar in East London on November 9. Headlining on the night is Zee Guveya and the Heritage Survival Band. Guveya fronts the exceptionally talented traditional rhythm exponents hailing from Harare. Popularly known as Zee, the versatile guitarist has developed his own brand of Afro-fusion drawing from his wealth of experience having worked for a number of years with the Chimurenga guru Thomas Mapfumo’s Blacks Unlimited. To this very day Mapfumo calls on Zee to add his inimitable licking of the rhythm guitar on live shows. His early stint with Mapfumo saw him record five albums and touring Africa, Europe and North America.

Adding a different dimension in terms of Yorira Ngoma’s live event repertoire on the night will be Mathias “Matty” Julius, a reggae singer hailing from Zimbabwe. Those who have witnessed the locks man in action will bear testimony to a star on the ascendancy. His sweet vocals have often been compared to the likes of Jah Cure in terms of how his melodious range is. Matty has three albums under his fledgling career. To date the highlight of his career was recording a duet with Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi in a composition in memory of Tuku’s son who perished in a car accident a few years ago. For Mtukudzi to allow him to work on something that’s so personal and deep bears testimony to Matty’s proficiency behind the mic. Matty who performs many a times in Zimbabwe, while based in London, to keep himself relevant has almost been a big secret on the UK music scene among never mind the Zimbabwean community, but Africans at large. His set at Mama Jumbe’s is not one to miss.

Also making her debut at the event is Chrishawna a music diva eager to showcase her natural singing ability. Chrishawna, who has developed her own cult following through the social media circles, has been performing around London at various events. Her singing style has seen her drawing comparisons to R&B lady artists of the 90’s like Monifah.

Born in Malawi, Dan Lu’s music career spans over 11 years.  Lu will add another musical sphere to Yorira Ngoma in making it a regional event. Described as an Afro-pop artist by Malawi’s Nyimbo magazine, Dan’s fan base is estimated, by the Daily Times, a national tabloid, to be at 1.1 million in a country of a population of 13 million.

Dan Lu, who has over 40 000 followers on face book, has four albums to his title. He has over 40 songs playing in radio stations in his country, and over 15 videos on television stations.

Dan Lu has worked with the top most band in Malawi, Zembani music company where he was band leader before founding his own band, Rockers band, which has been making headlines for the past two years.

An award winner of the 2011 Best Afro pop music that was organized by Malawi Music Awards, Dan Lu has collaborated with other African artists including The third, K-Millan both from Zambia, Nameless from Kenya, Dizzy Don from Zimbabwe and Tay Grin from Malawi, and Bongani, the late Brenda Fassie’s son from South Africa.  Dan Lu has also worked with the Award winning Zambian producer Ben Blezer and Malawi’s top urban producer Taps Bandawe.

Dan Lu, whose anthemic hit song, ‘part of life’ was a subject at one of Malawi president’s rallies, plays keyboards and has experience in studio arrangement.

Taking care of the decks at Yorira Ngima’s 9th of Novemer live music event at Mamha Jumbe’s is Dj Viv Maravanyika.

World Cargo International, Pamtengo Radio, Mama Jumbe’s, Look Fab 4 Less, Afrique Downloads, Zimbabwe Entertainment and Diaspora Funeral Cash Plan sponsor the music extravaganza. ‘World Cargo International’ who guarantees fast, efficient and reliable service to Africa, America, Europe Asia and the Caribbean in freight forwarding and shipping services. ‘Pamtengo Radio’ who provides the news, shared knowledge and cultural perspective that connect and reflect our vibrant and diverse communities, while ‘Mama Jumbe’s’ offers a cornucopia of culture where you can imbibe fashion, the arts, music and cuisine in all its African richness. ‘Mama Jumbe’s’ offer the ultimate experience in African charm, a dine, drink & dance affair. ‘Look Fab 4 Less’ is all about creating a fabulous look for less, an online boutique based in the UK offering international delivery service internationally delivery service which includes USA, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, United Arab Emirates and Europe. ‘Afrique Downloads’, an online store to be launched soon for downloadable local music, videos, ebooks and more for Zimbabwe locals. ‘Zimbabwe Entertainment’ is a Channel that is a source for entertainment news, celebrity events & pictures. Get the latest interviews, fashion trends, music & movies. Last but not least is ‘Diaspora Funeral Cash Plan’ who guarantees every Zimbabwean including those in Zimbabwe a dignified send off to all who have a funeral policy with them.

According to Zororo Mubaya the Production Manager and Tomson Chauke the Production Coordinator, Yorira Ngoma & Let’s Dance To The Music will be an every other month event. And plans are afoot to take the event nationally.

For more info about Yorira Ngoma Live Music Event please visit www.yorirangoma.wordpress.com.

Yorira Ngoma

MasterBlackYorira Ngoma is a Live music event sponsored by World Cargo International, Pamtengo Radio, Mama Jumbe’s Look Fab 4 Less, Afrique Downloads and Zimbabwe Entertainment. This event will be happening every other month in the United Kingdom as of now. The venue will be announced as and when these events occur.

The first ever event is happening on the 9th of November 2013 at Mama Jumbe’s in London UK and everyone is invited, Yorira Ngoma & Let’s Dance to the Music.

As of now, Yorira Ngoma has the following Artists performing at its event, Zee Guveya & the Heritage Survival Band from Zimbabwe, Dan Lu from Malawi, Mathias ‘Matty’ Julius from Zimbabwe, Chrishwana, from Zimbabwe and Dj Viv Maravanyika also from Zimbawe. Yorira Ngoma Live Music event anticipates to grow and have as many artists as possible to  perform at one of its events.