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Charamba fan in trouble for filming show


Gospel music sensation Pastor Charles Charamba on Saturday fought his own battle against music piracy when he unleashed police details on a fan caught filming his show using a mobile phone at Midlands Hotel in Gweru.

The reveller, Daniel Johnson, filmed Charambas performance on stage for about an hour using his Nokia X2 phone and the Fishers of Men frontman called the police who pounced on the culprit.

Johnson was then prevented from filming and also forced to delete the material he had captured.
We have no problem with people taking videos or pictures during our shows.

But it is wrong when someone records 10 songs or content for more than an hour. That would be enough stuff to make a DVD which you would see being sold in the streets, Charamba told journalists soon after his show.

Local musicians are battling to combat music piracy with their pirated work freely available on streets.
DVDs of recorded live shows, especially of sungura maestro Alick Macheso, are selling rapidly on the parallel market.

Meanwhile, Charamba revealed he is working on a single with forgotten gospel musician Zex Manatsa as part of his new album.

Definitely I am going to release an album before the end of this year, but am not yet sure about the exact dates. It is not going to be soon, but later on in the year, Charamba said.

I am working on something with Zex Manatsa which will be included in that album. It will be part of the bigger thing I am working on.

Charambas last project was Pashoko Pangoma released in 2010.

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