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Club Shanga to re-record album

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In an unprecedented move, Marondera-based Afro-shangara group Club Shanga has rejected the recording of their debut album, The Fullness of Time, citing poor sound quality.

The album was recorded by Grammar Records and launched on July 15 in Harare.

Grammar Records is one of the country’s oldest studios and used to be the most reputable recording stable in the country.

Since July Club Shanga’s album has not found its way onto the retail market as the group protested its poor sound quality.

Band member Farai Baremasimbe confirmed the development recently. “It’s true that we are going to re-record the album and the process is on.

I know many will think that we have pride, but the truth is the album’s sound quality is very poor and since Club Shanga is well-known for exclusive quality, we thought it wise to redo the project,” said Baremasimbe.

“After the release of the album we also decided not to sell it until we produce a new one and that is why you have not seen it on the music shelves,” he said.

However, Baremasimbe refused to disclose the group’s new recording stable. But sources said the album was being recorded at a little-known studio at Jubilee Centre, Milton Park, Harare.

The Fullness of Time is an eight-track album slated for release this month and has tracks like Mukondombera, Mukaushande, Ndinaye, Musango, Mwoyo Wangu, Makwikwi, Simuka and Kusaziva.

Club Shanga is made up of six members and has taken the music fraternity by storm with their pulsating live performances. They play a lively blend of afro-centric music enhanced by melodious female voices.

The group calls its music “Afro-shangara” as it derives from a traditional music style from their region, which also inspired their name, Shanga.

This group recently left an indelible mark with its sterling performance at the recent Harare International Festival of the Arts on the Coca-Cola Green stage.

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