Mpofu better than ever

music_notesKaisano (Stance) Mpofu was born a musician. He started playing at the age of six and now at 58 he is better than ever. Starting his musical career in the early sixties, as one of the founders of a band called Earthquake Movers in Bulawayo, Mpofu, along side Eric Juma and Joseph Musonda, started with beer hall performances in High density suburbs like Mpopoma,

The Earthquake Movers was later disbanded and Mpofu teamed up with Juma, Musonda, Elton Machinga, and Kaboyi Silundu to form the Common Five band which transformed into Eye of Liberty. Our best biggest performance with the Common Five was in 1971 when we had a big show at Patapata Bar in Mpopoma. After one song we sent the crowd into rapture with people coming to get a closer look at my bass guitar. That day I played bass guitar like a possessed person, recalled Mpofu.

In 1974 Mpofu moved to Harare where he joined the famous Harare Mambos before joining the Unity Movement where he worked with Jethro Shasha on drums, Norah Thompson on keyboard, Solo Chiweshe as the lead vocalist and Davie Marumahoko as the lead vocalist. In 1974 Mpofu left the Unity Movement and laid the foundation of the evolvement of the famous Mazana Movement which took the local musical scene by storm in the early 80s

At Mazana Movement I worked with the likes of Isaac Chirwa, Mike Banda, the late lead wizard Jonah Sithole and Chinx Chingaira, said Mpofu. Mpofu was part of the seasoned musicians who teamed up with Chingaira on the famous Song; Rodger Confirm. He also had a hand on Sitholes hit Kanandaguta ndicharova mai. In 1993 Mpofu relocated to his roots in the city of Kings and formed Jacaranda band with Juma and Jacob Mpofu.

The Bulawayo born musician took a break from the musical scene in 1996 and worked for a local hotel as an Entertainment Manager before joining the Strive band in 2000.

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