Another Tongai Moyo has been born. Not in the form of his son Peter, but yet another version. He is not related to the late Dhewa, but they hail from the same province — Midlands.
His name is Tongai Tarubona and his totem is not Dhewa, but Chirandu.
Tarubona announced his arrival onto the musical scene just last week with the release of his debut album titled Ndingafare Sei.
The album carries eight tracks with various fusions ranging from sungura to jazz.
According to Tarubona, the album was inspired by various forces in the lives of people.
His says his passion for music started when he was still young. He says he has always been a jazz enthusiast, attending various festivals and shows, but his first steps towards a musical career were in 2005 when he met Forster Kamanga who taught him the guitar.
“Music has always been a passion for me, but you know as you grow up you get to have so many other commitments. But when I met Kamanga, who taught me to play the guitar, I began pursuing my dream,” said Tarubona.
A principal economist at the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe, Tarubona says he has no intention of becoming a full-time musician.
“I have no intention to be a full-time musician though I cannot completely rule that out. You know one of the reasons for which I did music is that I know as a man I need to have something else that I do rather than relying on one thing.”
According to Tarubona, the first song on the album, Stress, is a song that he composed as a warning to cheating spouses. He says whenever one cheats there is bound to be stress as they fail to balance their relationships.
The second song, Marangiro Rudziiko is a dedication to his late daughter who died in a bus accident in August. She, her twin sister, younger brother and their mother were involved in the bus accident a few months ago.
Other songs on the album are Michelle a dedication to his late daughter, Rudo Rwemanyepo, Ndingafare Sei the title track, Constance, Gupuro and Ndabaiwa.