UPCOMING Afro-jazz musician Piyo Matosie has roped in legendary guitarist and vocalist Progress Chipfumo on his upcoming 10-track album, Pfacha Nengoma, that is set to announce the youngster’s arrival on the big stage.
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Matosie partnered the former Hohodza frontman on the song Raramo in which the musicians encourage people to work hard.
The upcoming album is a cocktail of various artistes including Freddy “Kapfupi” Manjalima on Handina Kudhakwa and gospel sensation Kudzi Nyakudya on Halleluyah Amen.
The versatile musso said collaborations were stepping stones for young musicians still finding their feet in the industry.
“I believe that the collaborations that we have done give me an opportunity in the music industry as a young musician,” he said.
Matosie, who had a short stint performing Zimdancehall, said he had matured over the years.
“I started my music career at the age of 16 when I was still at school. I did Zimdancehall until I changed my mind to do music that I believe would last for a lifetime,” he said.
The title track, Pfacha Nengoma, a traditional song, has its roots in Mashonaland Central culture of Jerusarema, mainly dominated by traditional drum and hosho.
Matosie’s manager and founder of Langa Music Record Label, Simony Langa, said the 23-year-old musician was planning to feature other artistes like rapper Stunner as he sought to establish himself.
“There are certainly more projects that are coming and locally we are working on collaborations with Renne, as well as Stunner. Once a few operational obligations are met, the projects are certainly coming to fruition,” he said.