Chabvonga, Muridzo in collaboration

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As many local musicians are relishing the sweet fruits of collaborations, what does one expect when Chimurenga and sungura musicians combine their voices together?

BY ARTS REPORTER

It only needs one to listen to rising Chimurenga musician, Jairos Chabvonga and sungura musician Andy Muridzo’s duet Turutsai Mambo, inspired by the high temperatures currently experienced in the country.

Chabvonga, who frontlines Ngorimba Afro Fusion Band, told NewsDay that the song recorded by Tapiwa Maselo at Maselo Studios asks for the rains both from God and from the ancestors.

“Miserable temperatures are not favourable to many, like the heat wave conditions the nation is currently experiencing. The scarcities of rains have led to the composition of this song, as a reminder to people that they must not neglect some of the cultural activities that should be conducted to bring the rains,” Chabvonga said.

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“In this music industry, it is important to work together and share ideas and with this song, I wanted to feature more artistes, but due to time, I ended up recording with Andy Muridzo who has a unique talent that I believe will take the project far.”

Chabvonga said he is going to be engaging several renowned musicians for ideas that will help him take his music career to greater heights.

He added that the video of the song will be released on the market tomorrow (today). It seems as if the musician is trying to penetrate the competitive music industry through collaborations.

In April, he also collaborated with Rasta-Kwasa musician, Dino Mudondo, on a song titled Ebola and Vamwe Zvavo before joining forces with the Jah Prayzah-inspired Muridzo, who is riding high with his eight-track album titled Pakubuda Kwezuva.

Inspired by popular Chimurenga guru, Thomas Mapfumo, Chabvonga has joined the band wagon of musicians trying to fill in the gap left by the Nyoka Musango singer.

The Chitungwiza-bred musician signalled his entry on the local showbiz scene last year with the release of his debut album Nevanji and believes the sky is the limit for him to reach stardom.