Economist Tarubona launches third album


ECONOMIST Tongai Tarubona has soldiered on and released his third album Pfumvudza (The coming of the new season).


After riding on sungura rhythms on the first two albums, Tarubona has finally declared his love for jazz music with the 10-track album.

The album was launched at a colourful event held at F&G in Southerton on Saturday evening.

Interestingly, to affirm his jazz call, Tarubona was backed for both the recording and the launch by veteran jazz band Pied Pipers that kept the revellers on their feet throughout the night.

Speaking at the launch of the album, guest of honour Albert Nyathi hailed Tarubona for a show of affection for the art.

“You always say musicians are not schooled,” he started off on a comical note much to the applause of the audience. “Now here is an economist who is also a musican. We want him to tell us where the economy is going?

“What I would want to urge Tongai (Tarubona) is to remain committed to the industry. This is an industry of passion.”
Nyathi joked further: “Unlike you, we are committed to art and we do not have anywhere else to go like you. You can run away to your economics, but we stay put.”

Nyathi then went down memory lane reminding the audience of the original Pied Pipers with the receptive audience interjecting with names.

He later auctioned the CD which was bought for $15 much to the pleasure of the poet.

“We have seen a lot of artistes being promised thousands of dollars and getting nothing at the end of the day,” he said.
Tarubona said he has always been inclined to jazz music since he ventured into the trade.

He said in his musical journey, the album title Pfumbudza was a turning point to the better as he shifted gradually his beat from sungura to Jazz.

“Of late, I have been working with the Pied Pipers Band fronted by Charles Areketa, younger brother to the late great Tobias Areketa which has influenced or rather smoothened the transition,” Tarubona said.

“This album carries tracks with deeper meanings as compared to the erlier releases such that one should not just interpret literally.”

The 10 tracks on the album are Snooker, Zvatosvorana, Varaidzo, Hana, Tonde, Cancer, Ndokutenda Sei, Pfumvudza, Ndokutenda Sei (instrumental) and Kunyepa.

The overall theme on the album remains social commentary covering a lot of factors.


  1. We were there, takazviona tikanakidzwa. Keep it up our economist, a man of multiple talents

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  2. Hekanhi waro Chirandu iweeeee! Musi uyu wanga wakaipa mheni! I have never seen that F&G Sports filled beyond capacity as was on this night. Tarubona and his supporting band, the Pied Pipers rose to the occasion. Also not to be outdone was the guest of honor Albert Nyathi who enjoyed and praised Tarubona on releasing his third album. Certainly his comments were true as the album is pregnant of meaningful songs not the bubble gum type popopopopopopopopo! Jah Prayza hokoyo nevakuru avo

  3. Potential iri tiiii pamuchinda uyu. It is not the first time nor the second time but its now the third time churning out good songs like that. I still remember him 3 years ago with the song ” stress”, he was spot on first time getting into music. Saka muchazodeyi imi vanaDhu dhu dhu dhu?

    Ndapedza hangu…….bhora mberi Tarubona, usambomira!

  4. Well done Tongai, keep on my friend. The sky shld be the only limit. the potential to do even better is there. May the good Lord cobtinue to shoq u the way

  5. The music is fantastic, and the group (The Pied Pipers) currently backing him is equally good. We are posed for good times if young man you are not quickly taken away by fame and excitement. I have been listening to some previous albums and I got to find out that the guy’s music was even good back then when he started. The challenge with his music was only that it was not well marketed. We call upon promoters to chip in at such stages not to wait until someone has lost hope. Radio stations also should play such music as it is mature, informative and more educative.

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