Allan Chimbetu opens up on move to ODK
HARARE – When surviving Dendera music supremo Allan Chimbetu “ditched” his group the Orchestra Dendera Kings (Central Committee) last year for Suluman Chimbetu’s Orchestra Dendera Kings, many were left with questions rather than answers. The biggest question was why he had left his throne to become a “servant” in Sulu’s kingdom. Speculation was rife, but the motive behind the move was never really established. Others contended that Allan had been a victim of a coup d’etat by his son Douglas, who is now at the helm of the group (Orchestra Dendera Kings (Central Committee).
But most of what I have heard and is still being said is far from the truth,” he said. The Dendera father figure said founding principles and visions for the genre, as expounded and desired by the late maestro Simon, prompted him to rejoin Sulu.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at Nehanda Radio