UNITED Kingdom-based Zimbabwean performer Stanley Nenge, better known by his moniker Uncle Neshto, has just released a brand new captivating gospel single titled Shoko, a blend of sungura and jit.
BY SIMBARASHE MANHANGO
The single has echoes of yesteryear jit music that stirs memories of Murambinda by Paul Mpofu and Hombarume by Jonah Moyo and Deverangwena Jazz band.
The thought-provoking single has a fascinating beat with Neshto swiftly crossing from gospel to jit fused with an uptempo beat.
Speaking to NewsDay from his United Kingdom base, Uncle Neshto said: “I am excited about this single and I am honoured to be making efforts to keep alive this traditional feel that has however transcended into different styles. I am happy that that the song is also enjoying airplay back home which has earned it enough attention.”
Neshto has so far released three albums namely Ndomurumbidza neMutsa recorded in 2006, followed by Natsai Namashoko and Bastiranai Vatendi. He has worked with acclaimed musicians and producers locally and internationally.