Real Sounds of Africa, fronted by Energy Mutodi will tonight launch a DVD album titled Simbi Yamudhara at Jazz 105.
The album has been doing well on local radio while the group has stood firm at live shows where it has shared the stage with a number of renowned local musicians.
The DVD, which was shot in various parts of the country, will be Mutodi’s first video project with Real Sounds of Africa.
Mutodi promised a memorable event at the launch, saying the whole DVD would be screened for audiences to sample the new product while the group will also do a live performance.
“I am glad that I have done a complete package of my project with Real Sounds of Africa. We complement each other very well and I can proudly say the relationship has produced positive results,” said Mutodi.
“The album has been doing very well and I thank the group for working hard and for consistencey. We have done a number of shows in and around Harare and the response has been overwhelming. We are inviting people to come in their numbers to witness this debut video launch.”
Beautiful local natural scenes and fantastic costumes make the videos spectacular. The musician believes in quality and says he is raring to see rhumba get back to sound footing.
“I know it is not easy to convince people to turn to rhumba because there are other genres that are popular. It is a process but I think we can get the genre back on track if we work together and strategise as rhumba groups,” said Mutodi.
“I think it is all about the way we approach music. We should be prepared to invest in our groups financially so that we produce quality products. Things like choreography and costumes define rhumba shows. Rhumba groups are traditionally bigger than in most genres and that means it goes with a lot of financial input.”