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Zimbabwean opens studio in South Africa

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AFTER years of recording with different studios, South Africa—based Zimbabwean artiste Wayne Jachi has set up his own studio in there.

BY WINSTONE ANTONIO

Jachi, who now calls himself The President, has interestingly named the studio Pamusasa, The Parliament.

As if that is not enough, his band has also been named Government.

Attention-seeking?

Well maybe, but the musician looks determined in this new direction he has taken.

In an interview from his South Africa base, Jachi said challenges he experienced working at different studios influenced him to open his own.

“Having recorded in studios like Nox’s Ice and Roses and Bantu Records, I faced a lot of challenges among them limited studio time as I could not do work at my own pace and time, logistical challenges like having to drive to and from the studio and that prompted me to open Pamusasa, The Parliament studio,” Jachi said.

“The plans to open a studio had been overdue and I want to thank my friend Tatenda Matonga who is also a guitarist for standing with me to achieve the goal.”

Jachi said the studio at the moment remains private for the group but would be open to public next month.

However, despite opening the studio, Jachi said he has engaged the services of prolific guitarist-cum-producerMono Mukundu for the mixing of his forthcoming 14 track album called Shona Politics.

Some of the songs to be featured on the album are Pamusasa, a jazz track, Kumusha Ndouya, Chitoko-Toko, Kura Mwanangu, Ndofa Zvangu, Dada, written by Matonga, Musakanganwa Kutenda, a gospel jazz track, and a reggae song called Home Girl sung in Shona, English and Xhosa.

Jachi signalled his entry on the local showbiz scene after the release of his debut eight-track album Rwendo Rwemoyo/My Secret Journey in 2012, but has been on the low since then.

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