Chibhasikoro comes to Hillbrow (21-06-07)

Hundreds of homesick Zimbabweans frustrated with the deteriorating situation at home danced the night away last Friday to music from Aleck Macheso, who gave a five star performance in Hillbrow.
The SA-based Zims at least got a break from the local kwaito gigs and jived the Zimbabwe Borrowdale

dance (chibhasikoro).
One excited Zimbabwean, Tobias Maposa, had to be rushed to hospital after he dislocated his knee-cap while imitating the Chibhasikoro dance.
Zimbabwean sisters eking a living by selling their bodies at Hillbrow Inn stole the show as they showed how to get down the Chibhasikoro way.
The stunned Macheso expressed his surprise over the extent to which the exiles were glued to his music and dances.
The run-down Safari hotel, whose immediate surroundings are plagued by crime, hosted Zimbabweans for the entire Friday night, much to annoyance of Nigerians who regard it as their spot.
What was supposed to be a perfect gig was slight spoiled by the poor venue, whose stage was so tiny.
The entertaining dancing boys were not accommodated on the stage, forcing them to execute their moves on the audience floor. Fans from the back had difficulties getting a view of the boys as they do what they know best- dancing.
“They should have performed in a Stadium and organisers should real consider that when bringing popular guys like, Macheso,” complained one fan from the crowd.
Affluent Zimbabweans, who are fans of Macheso stayed away from the show because they are scared of coming to Hillbrow, which is general regarded at a haven for criminals.
“Why bringing him to Hillbrow, what does it pay to get out of the show only to find your car gone from the parking lot?” complained Sarudzai Vuremi, who stays in the plush surburbs of Winchester Hills, in Johannesburg South. – Sibanengi Dube

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