Music

Unpacking ‘Hokoyo’ Album

By Godwin Muzari “I have done my part. Music is now in your hands. Enjoy” This was a tweet from Jah Prayzah last Wednesday after he unveiled his video to the song “Munyaradzi”. It was the last video on a string of visuals the musician rolled out for the past …

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Jah Prayzah Bares His Soul

By Kennedy Nyavaya As expected, musician Jah Prayzah’s 10th album titled Hokoyo is a long shot at satisfying all who will bother to listen, including those who dislike him. The high-achieving Uzumba-bred singer, born Mukudzeyi Mukombe, can attest that being considered one of the best in the country over the …

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Agga Responds to Fans With Basa Ibasa

Rising Afro-fusion musician Aggabu Nyabinde has responded to calls for new music from his fan base through a sophomore album titled Basa iBasa that is set for release in a double Facebook live launch this afternoon. The nine-track project, which consists of songs laden with social commentary, including Zvakanaka, Tsosti, …

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Google Salutes Mbira Music Heritage

Some have devised the name “thumb piano” to try and give the mbira instrument an exotic name. It was in a similar vein that an allusion to “thick porridge” was made as reference to sadza. Well, mbira is mbira and sadza will always be sadza — no exotic terms can …

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Jah Prayzah Releases New Hokoyo Album

Top local musician Jah Prayzah has finally released his much anticipated Hokoyo album. The album has 15 songs, two of which Hokoyo and Asante, were released earlier and have been receiving favourable airplay on local radio stations. Other songs on the album are; Nyaya Yerudo, Kana Ndada, Wenge, Eriya, Tonight, …

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Mixed Feelings Over Online COVID-19 Concert

Despite technical faults that affected early stages of online concert dubbed “Switch On” over the weekend, the event lived up to billing with most people enjoying it on social media platforms. The event was hosted by Jacaranda Culture and Media Corporation in conjunction with the National Arts Council of Zimbabwe …

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Musician to Celebrate Duet in Beitbridge

Jah Prayzah will tomorrow celebrate the release of his collaboration with Jamaica’s Jah Cure with a show at Pagomba Café in Beitbridge. The collaboration, titled “Angel Lo” was released yesterday and most of his fans are enjoying a perfect video of the song that was shot in Barcelona, Spain. The …

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Chipuwe Promises to Up His Game

Rising sungura musician David Hatie Chipuwe has promised to up his game this year in the most celebrated genre in showbiz and lure more musical fans to his brand. Chipuwe announced his arrival in the music sector with his debut album titled “Mwari Munotendwa” in 2014. It received a lukewarm …

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Local Artists Mourn Legendary Masekela

The local arts sector is mourning death of the South African legendary jazz musician Bra Hugh Masekela who passed on yesterday morning after a battle with prostate cancer. He was 78. Masekela was a trumpeter, flugel hornist, cornetist, composer and singer. He is considered the “father of South African jazz”. …

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Mukanya Says to Perform in Harare On April 28

One of Zimbabwe’s most famous musicians who fled at the height of political repression says he is returning home after a change in government. Thomas Mapfumo has not set foot in Zimbabwe since 2004, when he settled in Oregon. Jailed by the country’s former white rulers over his protest music, …

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