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I sing for hope: Jamanda


AFRO-FUSION songbird Ammi Jamanda says her music helps unify and give hope to society.

“My music apart from unifying people, it has also been restoring our traditional sound which has been fused with the Western instruments,” she said.

The Harare-based singer launched her musical career in 2008 and has so far only released a six-track album titled Ndozvidemba. She expects to release another one Zarura Masango later this year.

Jamanda said the Afro-fusion genre is proving to be the sound of the future that is being well-embraced by the young generation.

“The music industry needs to evolve and, in the mean time, there is a big gap as it is only centred on a few individuals with those on top living luxuriously. The government should also consider creating a sustainable industry,” she said.

In her budding career, Jamanda had the privilege to collaborate with Chimurenga music legend Thomas Mapfumo on the song Ruva Rangu.

Jamanda started her musical career at the Book Cafe Sisterz Open Mic with the likes of veteran singers Dudu Manhenga, Edith WeUtonga and the late Chiwoniso Maraire.

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