UPCOMING jazz musician Batsirai Shasha and his band, Royal Voices, are set to release their debut album, First of Many, in Belgravia, Harare on October 5.
BY ANESU MUSHAWATU
The young musician is following in his brother Silence’s shoes after the latter dropped his album, Bye Bye, in 2016.
The 22-year-old musician, who is currently studying Music Science at the Midlands State University, said he was inspired by his mother’s love.
“My life experience and the desire to appreciate my mother and all the other mothers who are doing a great job raising families inspired me to come up with a variety of different tracks on this album,” he said.
The Royal Voice frontman said he formed an acapella group during his high school days, but failed to break through on the local music scene until he released his first commercial single, Nguva Yenyasha, which has been trending on local radio.
The multi-instrumentalist, who was a Starbrite semi-finalist in 2016 and Dream Star Talent Search 2017 finalist, has so far released four singles in two months and will be part of the line up at the Jazz Festival at Alliance Francoise in Harare on November 2.
The young musician has also hinted on a collaboration with Afro-jazz singer and Shades of Black frontman, Alexio Kawara.