HE might not be well-known, but unheralded Hendrix Chisero has what it takes to give top Afro-jazz musicians a run for their money.
BY GARIKAI TUNHIRA
Playing for the first time at the Jam Session last week, revellers gave him a round of applause in between tunes during the solo act.
The musician, commonly known as Hendrix in the mining town of Bindura, played the acoustic guitar, at times also playing renditions of the late reggae master Bob Marley’s Africa Unite and No Woman No Cry as well as John Legend’s All of Me.
Other own compositions that he played include Matepatepa, Anita, Zvinokonzeresa and Equal Rights.
Having gone into music in 2007, Hendrix says he can now release up to 10 six-track albums.
“I can give the market up to 10 albums without writing any new songs. I have so many songs and, funds permitting, I plan on doing an album before year end,” the 35-year-old said.
“So far, I haven’t done any recordings. I was used to playing in front of crowds and not thinking about recording the songs. But I can see the brighter side in music. I’m getting a lot of positive reception.”
A second-place finalist in the Chibuku Road to Fame provincial finals on August 25 this year, Hendrix plans on roping in big names when he starts recording his albums.
“I hope to do a collaboration with Progress Chipfumo. Also, I plan on working with Talking Guitars as well,” he said.