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Garakara ropes in Tapambwa to salvage career


SUNGURA singer Joseph Garakara has roped in fellow musician Norman Tapambwa to do a collaboration album in a bid to save his music career.


Garakara, who rose to fame in 2007 with the smash hit Idya Banana, has seen his fame waning in recent years.

Garakara, who is a teacher by profession, singer by passion and journalist by training, said the album would be out next month.
“I am doing an album with Norman Tapambwa which will be out this April. As brothers we have decided to do an album together so that we can scale dizzy heights,” he said.

Garakara said he was convinced that the album will savage his career since it was a collaboration of two great musicians.
“The album is going to be different in the sense that it is a result of the effort of two great musicians. I think the songs on the album are by far much better than any other songs that I have done before,” he said.

The musician graduated in 2013 with a media studies degree from Zimbabwe Open University.

The musician cum poet said like his previous albums, the album is a social commentary and contains love songs that will make fans reminisce the 2007 hit album Tapinda Tapinda which carried the unforgettable Idya Banana.

With only four albums under his belt, Garakara has managed to carve his name among celebrated sungura musicians in the country. He made the grand entrance in 2006, when he released an album called Uneni, which did fairly well with such songs like Soko Risinamusoro and Chiuya receiving constant airplay on the radio.

But it was his second album, Tapinda Tapinda which propelled the musician to great heights.

The album carried the song Idya Banana, which won him a Zima award.

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