Cynthia Mare says she is ready to please local fans


Rhythm and Blues lovers are in for a treat this month as prolific UK-based songstress Cynthia Mare arrived on Friday to promote her latest album.
The album – dubbed Summer Love – is her second offering and will be performed for the first time in Zimbabwe at a venue still to be advised.
The songbird is locally famed for her 2007 hit single Satisfied that caused a stir on the Power FM top 40 charts that same year. However, Mare has since been confined to the European market, enjoying airplay on UK radio stations like BBC1xtra, Choice FM, and Kiss FM.
She has also performed all over the UK, and has done gigs at the world famous O2 in London, Manchester, Liverpool and Ireland. She has shared the stage with international artists like Busta Rhymes, Jagged Edge and Keisha White.
At the Ndoro Children’s Charity Ball in London earlier this year, Mare performed alongside Shingai Shoniwa of Noisettes, Mbuya Stella Chiweshe, and Oliver Mtukudzi.
Speaking exclusively to NewsDay, Mare said Summer Love is her lyrical and artistic atonement to Zimbabwe, her birthplace and motherland which she has been estranged from for far too long.
“I got a bit drawn in to my roots with Summer Love featuring Shona songs like Ndochema, Akanaka and Handidi which features the comic duo Extra Large and love rapper ExQ.
“So for my shows in Harare I would also like to do promotional shows with other Zimbabwean artistes and plan on doing some collaboration as well and I am very excited to be home,” said Mare.
The Summer Love album is love-based with songs covering many aspects of love, relationships, and heartbreaks.
Songs like Catch me when I fall and 7 Days of Loneliness are some of the major highlights revellers should look forward to.
Tinashe Chiname who is promoting all the artist’s shows in Zimbabwe confirmed that Mare is set to do a number of shows around Harare this month at venues to be announced.