KWEKWE

Circa: 2002 – ongoing
Home town:  Harare
Members:

  • Brian Williams – Lead vocals & percussion
  • Melody Banditi – Vocals & percussion
  • Ellen “Fanny” Kapusa – Vocals & percussion
  • Len Strydom – Lead & synth guitars
  • Luba Mahalkovic – Lead (2nd)
  • Christo Georgiadis – Bass
  • Mark Robbins – Drums

Subsequent personnel changes:

  • Melody Banditi left in 2004
  • Luba Mahaklovic left in 2004
  • Isaac Chirwa came in on keyboards when the above two departed the band.  Chirwa is one of Zimbabwe’s most experienced recording engineers whose services are highly sought after.
Kwekwe 2004
KWEKWE 2004

KweKwe is a seven piece multicultural group whose repertoire includes everything from rock, pop, reggae, jazz and blues.  They have a strong support base in Harare.  Although they play, mainly, covers, they are presently busy with studio work featuring original material of the Afro Pop genre.  Mark Robbins is one of the “elders” of the regional music scene having been a member of the DRIFTERS and DADDY LONG LEGS in year gone by.

Most recently, KWEKWE played on the same bill as three of the SA Idols finalists who were on a visit to Harare during February, 2004.