Jazz musician Clive “Mono” Mukundu has released his long-awaited eight-track album titled 40 which he compiled mainly to celebrate his 40th birthday on September 15.
Mukundu said all the songs on his latest project were a reflection of his life and he was excited he had reached a landmark age when most of his friends in the music industry have passed on before reaching that age.
“The new album is totally different from all my past projects as it has more maturity and experience plus it is a fusion of African traditional music, jazz and blues,” he said.
The album has engaging tracks such as Anosimudza Marombe, Wife Material and Kugarira Maoko in which he gives advice on how to find a perfect wife, working hard and God’s impartial love for anyone doing His will.
Mukundu said on his latest project he worked with various local artistes including Andy Brown, Hope Masike, Carmen Hwarari from the group African Destiny and the popular Victoria Falls-based group, Mukoomba.
“All the lyrics on this album are inspired by my day-to-day experiences,” he said.
He said he had featured in over 400 local and international albums making him probably the most recorded artiste in the country.
“I always prefer working with artistes whose music has an Afro-centric feel and reggae because they sound more original than most of the upcoming musicians who want to copy the American style,” said Mukundu.
He would start live performance shows in the next two months.