Denzel Bardwell Takudzwa Mashonganyika
Denzel Bardwell Takudzwa Mashonganyika affectionately known as Probeatz is a twenty five year old rarely talented, versatile artist who can rap, dance, act and beatbox.
As a beatboxer his simultaneous multi-vocal percussion abilities defy nature. He attributes the discovery of his beatboxing talent to frequent power-cuts in his hometown of Harare that saw him transform into a human radio as he played around simulating different sounds.
Beat-boxing has always stemmed from Rhythm, Blues and Hip-Hop, ProBeatz’s unique talent however lies in his ability to combine the above and if the crowd demands, he easily incorporates other popular genres, such as, House, Dancehall, Pop or Sungura into a symphony of music that lifts, invigorates and moves crowds across all social, economic, racial and cultural barriers.
Having started beat-boxing at age 15 in his high density neighbourhood of Mufakose in Harare, ProBeatz has won three major national talent awards and opened up for the 2013 edition of the Harare International Festival of the Arts (HIFA) among many other events he has graced. Rapper
Probeatz is also an outstanding rapper who found space in the music industry in 2017 when he released his debut song Maihwe? After receiving a positive reception in the music industry he went in to release more
His work continues to get raving reviews and wide acclaim in Zimbabwe as he has ventured into HIV awareness in schools and communities through the Step Up 2 HIV program where he was a brand ambassador.
In 2014 and 2015 Probeatz toured Germany extensively with Kuenda Productions where he performed with the production, did concerts and trained beatboxing at various workshops in schools and theatres. He has also toured China with the DreamStar Zimbabwe.
To date he is the most sort after and established beatboxer in Zimbabwe. He has started nurturing the next generation of beatboxers through various workshops and cyphers.
DreamStar Zimbabwe 2015 winner
Best Special Talent Winner – Star Brite 2013
Opening act – Harare International Festival Of the Arts - HIFA 2013 www.hifa.co.zw
Opening act for Annie Kansime (Uganda) Other performances include:
BAFOZ 2015 – Black Opal Face of Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe Hip Hop Awards 2013/2014
Big Brother Africa – Zimbabwe Launch – 2015
EPS and Singles
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