Kure video by ISHAN and Ti Gonz is a masterpiece. Superbly crafted, relatable and moving. Simple yet powerful.
PHRESHY a 24-year-old female rapper based in Kwekwe just dropped her first 2019 single titled COLD.
The song is dope and literary A sharp contrast to the title Cold.
The year 2018 is gone and we are one month into 2019, the narrative remains the same. The Zimbabwean arts sector just like the country seems perpetually dogged by bickering, struggles and is in a defacto survival mode. Whether we have an industry or not remains debatable.
Tributes continue to pour in from around the world after the death of the great Music legend Oliver Mtukudzi. Simbarashe Mudhokwani a Cultural Development Consultant has penned an Orbituary for the icon. “He never deviated to become influenced by other musicians and acculturate but rather reflected positively of the Zimbabwe culture and what it is made of. “
Internationally acclaimed Zimbabwe musician Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi has died. He was a musician, businessman, philanthropist, human rights activist and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for Southern Africa Region. Tuku was Zimbabwe’s most renowned and internationally recognised cultural icon of all time.
Your torch shined so bright from Norton to the World Your music consoled our parents in oppression You gave my generation a beat to dance to and poetic wisdom in your rhythms In Neria you stood for widows In Neria you were a voice to the fatherless In Neria you called for Ubuntu to Zimbabweans…
All in all, the production has texture and might line up some awards nominations for the lanky singer. Sticking with the same producer that produced Minamato WaRasta, Maselo ensured momentum and growth in the quality of production though he might be criticized for borrowing to much from his earlier hit, The Reason Why.
Calling on the Almighty to intervene and for people to rally together and unite for the better of the country, the video brings out minimalist yet visually compelling images aptly resonating with the prevailing economic unrest in the country.
The year 2018 was the year that the underdogs came to the party and delivered in the music front. The big dogs had the carpet pulled from under their feet without them realizing. The usual main actors did not realize that the script had been flipped and they somehow continued reading from the wrong script only to realize at the end when none gave the usual cheer. Trevor Mawaka takes us through.
Despite its contribution to the social cohesion and employment creation, the arts industry remains underatted and less appreciated in Zimbabwe. The situation is worse for those that work behind the scenes. Often times we only see the music stars and give them all the credit without realising the people who put in the work to make the hits. The producers. Such is the case of one of the country’s finest music producers who boasts of many of the hits that dominated 2018 Cymplex.