The City Sports Centre baptised, raised and nurtured the careers of many Zimdancehall superstars. Performing there was a golden opportunity that every artist was in dire need of.
This year started on a bad note as the nation was robbed of a ghetto icon, dancehall superstar, crowd puller cum national hero, Soul Jah Love. His death culminated into a musical gold rush as some artists sought to milk rich musical capital from his ever flourishing career.
One young man from Harare fell in love with the genre which is said to have evolved from the Jamaican Dancehall, making it more relevant and marketable locally. At one point the young lad recorded on the Xmas Riddim but was quick and humble enough to realise that it was not his forte and or calling. Being part of the Green Gate Studioz(pachi McGyver) the calm guy would spend a lot of time watching how things go in the studio setting and also the variations in talent and the art itself.
“Saul Musaka popularly known as Souljah Love remains undoubtedly my number one Zimdancehall artist! Yes! Chibaba ndomira nacho! Love him or hate me, doubt him or vilify him, Sauro has already made an indelible mark on the local music scene.”writes Marshall Shonhai
In a series of follow-up interviews with the organisers of the recently held Zimdancehall Summit and some of […]
The 2nd edition of the Zimbancehall Summit held on the 30th of June 2020 online provoked a lot […]
What are the Helmets? Is it the same with Zimdancehall or a new offshoot? Whats the connection to the original Jamaican Dancehall? Is there a hope for the movement? Earground & The Connect ZW digs deep.
“However, internet fame sometimes is misleading and overrated especially when making reference to Zimdancehall. The major fan base of Zimdancehall lies within the streets of the ghettos”, Writes Argus Mepo
The 2nd edition of the ZimDancehall Summit which took place on the 30th of July 2020 was a huge success. A cocktail of debate, ideas and sought to proffer solutions for the growth of Zimbabwe’s Reggae and Dancehall music industry. Here are some key points raised.
Let it go on record that no other cultural movement has been both definitive and reflective of 21st century urban Zimbabwean life than mangoma. Since earnest inception in the mid 2000s, it has been defiant, irreverent, passionate, and philosophical.Indeed, I would argue that even the unsavory elements within the genre that rouse the scorn of many a lay pundit are worth their place within our societal discourse, as they often hold up an ugly mirror on society. Here are ten poignant life lessons and affirmations the genre has offered up in its short existence.