LOCAL rhumba outfit Best of All Musica is set to officially launch a six-track album titled 100% Full Blast at the end of this month.
BY KENNEDY NYAVAYA
The album will be the second for the reunion of Munyaradzi “Jack Mapanga” Majarira and his once disbanded band.
In an interview with NewsDay, Mapanga said his group is on a mission to bring “Shona blend” rhumba music to tackle the language barrier of the much-loved foreign genre while retaining its style.
“When we realised that local people love rhumba but sometimes lack understanding of the lyrics, we embarked on a mission to bring what we term a Shona flavour of the genre,” he said.
“Our first album Overdose was a success with some of the tracks playing regularly on radio stations so we have brought this new production which is even better and we are quite confident that the album will be a marvel to all rhumba fans.”
Mapanga said the favourable reception from fans during live concerts was a positive sign that their album was already appealing to many even before its official release to the market.
“Songs like Pamafaro have been receiving great appreciation from our fans since December last year,” Mapanga said.
The founder of the 10-member band said the album is full of cajoling Rhumba as he has gained experience from his seven-year involvement with BV Labien which consists of Congolese nationals.
He promised more popular dances as they had done in their debut album resulting on the birth of the Google Dance back in 2012