Tryson Chimbetu, son to one of the departed Dendera music founders, Naison Chimbetu, has commended the family unity exhibited during the recently held Simon Chimbetu Commemorations.
The commemorations were held online and saw Allan, cousins Sulumani, Douglas and Saiwe performing while resplendent in white blazers. In an interview with The Herald Arts, the lanky singer who many commend for his vocal clarity and choreography, said family unity was important for peace and development.
“I was touched by the unity we demonstrated in celebrating our late father Simon who is one of the two Dendera music founders. “Differences come and go, but family is all we have. I am really humbled to be part of this great music family and sharing the stage with my father Allan, brothers Sulumani and Douglas as well as sister Saiwe was a great honour,” Tryson said.
The camera-shy Dendera crooner also intimated that the much loved “Dendera United” concept as demonstrated at the recent Simon Chimbetu commemorations will be the first of many.
“Simon was my father’s elder brother and we are a people together. Together with my father Naison, they left us a rich music legacy which we must carry forward with pride. “We will be organising similar commemorations for my father as has been the case before Covid-19 and it is my hope that fans and music stakeholders will continue to support us,” he said.