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Alexio live DVD recording
Rooftop Promotions
October 18, 2010

Alexio Kawara and his Shades of Black team have taken a challenge to capture the live footage of his interaction with and reaction of his fans in a live DVD billed for 7 Arts Theatre on Friday 29 October 2010 at 7pm after coming to the realization that many of his past hit songs are not available on the market any longer. "The live DVD recording is an innovative means of capturing on DVD and audio, my best songs, a few new ones as well as the various highly successful collaborations I have had with the likes of Andy Brown, Teererai Mugwadi and Clive ‘Mono' Mukundu to name just a few. It's a challenge I have taken to record live responses of our fans to our music which means we have to pull up our stockings so that we can live to their and our expectations", says the young and versatile musician of the Shaina fame.

The live show which is being managed by Rooftop Promotions will be staged on Friday the 29th of October at 7 Arts and tickets will sell for $10 and will be available at 7 Arts, Liquid Lounge, Book Café and Music Box. As a sign of his regional growth and timely warm up ahead of this epic show, Alexio played at Blantyre Arts Festival from 1 - 3 October and has since stopped shows to polish his act ahead of the show with his versatile Shades of Black who include: Isa Chida, Fatima Katiji, Nelly Ndomu Masendeke, Cornelius Mponda, Roy Zuka, Eddington Matambira and Tawanda Ndoro with Don Gwese as the band manager.

Alexio Kawara is one of the most promising young Zimbabwean musicians in terms of staying power in Zimbabwe's music industry today. With an amazing ability for producing hit song after hit song and that rare combination of composer, singer and performer all rolled into one, this young man has held the nation's attention for some time now and is set to keep Zimbabwe riveted- setting the bar high for Zimbabwean music. Alexio has four (4) albums to his name to date and is currently rocking the airwaves with the hit song "Shaina"

The young man joined the fast lane when he came together with friends to form a group known as Guess. Delani Makhalima, an urban music enthusiast and one of the patriarchs of modern music beats in Zimbabwe, took interest in them and life was never the same for them. Alexio's first smash hit Amai, done with Guess, was to be just the first of many. Amai made it to third best song of the year in 2000 at a time when only international songs made it big on the local scene.

In 2003 Alexio released his first album Usazondisiya which had the hit songs Kumba kwenyu and the epic song Ndinomhanya, which became an anthem on the airwaves and so was most of his songs which include Chibvugubvugu, Musikana Akanaka, Pfimbi Yangu and Tinodanana (We are in love) which he did with Urban Music Zimbabwean diva Tererai Mugwadi - to name a few. His latest offering ‘Kana', features renowned artists like Andy Brown, Clive Mono Mkundu, Philip Svosve of the late James Chimombe's Ocean City Band and Newman Chipeni. The album rocked Zimbabwe yet again with Karwiyo Aka, Nyaya Yerudo and his undisputed biggest hit of them all- Shaina.


Update: Alexio Kawara DVD Recording Postponed to 13 November 2010
October 29, 2010

The DVD recording of Alexio Kawara which was scheduled for this Friday 29th October 2010 has been postponed to 13 November owing to the late coming of critical funds.

Some sponsors we were talking to who had given a green light kept vacillating but now we are concluding a deal with an interested sponsor which effectively means we cannot implement that deal in time for Friday's show since they are branding and promotional implications at play. Hence the scheduled two week postponement. Fans who had already purchased tickets can either keep their tickets or get their refunds if they will not be available for the show on the new date. We sincerely regret any inconveniences caused and thank all those who had purchased tickets or were planning to be at the show.

The show plan remains the same: Alexio Kawara and his Shades of Black team are still hosting a live DVD recording show at 7 Arts Theatre on Saturday 13 November 2010 at 7pm. The live DVD recording show will capture on DVD and audio some of Alexio's best songs, some new songs as well as the various highly successful collaborations done with the likes of Andy Brown, Teererai Mugwadi and Clive ‘Mono' Mukundu to name just a few.

Tickets for the live show will be available for $10 at 7 Arts, Theatre in the Park, Liquid Lounge, Book Café, Wimpy First Street and Music Box.

Alexio Kawara is one of the most promising young Zimbabwean musicians having produced hit song after hit song for a number of years now. As a musician he has grown regionally as well, having begun to perform at events like the Blantyre Arts Festival. Shades of Black has devoted time to prepare for this live DVD recording and fans can be sure that the band will deliver a splendid performance on the 13th of November. The band which is made up of Isa Chida, Fatima Katiji, Nelly Ndomu Masendeke, Cornelius Mponda, Roy Zuka, Eddington Matambira and Tawanda Ndoro with Don Gwese - the band manager will indeed "shine" at this event in two weeks.

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