BULAWAYO contemporary musician Japhet Mlauzi — popularly known as Hwabaraty in music circles —is back with a thrilling track, What What, featuring the axe-wielding Rhumba musician-cum-actor, Madlela Skhobokhobo.
BY SHARON SIBINDI
Hwabaraty, who recently featured on Leeknotic’s Kuze Kuyevalwa, will launch the track on Skyz Metro Vuka Vuka breakfast show on Monday next week.
Hwabaraty told Southern Eye Life & Style that the track was a fusion of kwaito and roots music.
“This song will inspire all those who feel discouraged about their music capabilities. Madlela is very supportive and courageous artiste. This song is based on facts. I hope and pray that it won’t destroy but build bridges,” he said.
“People should get their dancing shoes ready and I will be releasing it out on Monday.”
He said working with Madlela was a milestone and he was grateful for the opportunity.
“I have been watching Madlela closely and his hustle inspired me. When he started, many mocked him as they did to me. Today, I am one of the most respected musicians because I never gave up my dream. It’s very easy to work with him,” he said.
He said Jeys Marabini also played a role in his music career and encouraged him to work properly with other artists.
“Jeys Marabini encouraged me to work well with other artists. This is my 15th collaboration in two years and Madlela has a lot of courage and energy in the studio. He is open to suggestions and ideas. I believe that in the long run, we will do more things together,” he said.
Hwarabaty said they will perform the track live on June 29 at the Bulawayo Theatre during a concert dubbed “One Night with Hwabaraty”.