In the first of this two-part series, I will discuss why Urban Grooves died (or didn’t die!), before I return next week to explain why ZimDancehall is unlikely to go down the same route. _ Shingi Mavima
hey are connected to other Warriors in other towns and cities and other Road Warriors (vanoisira vanhu music mumaPhone) who then export the music further afield. They have the goodwill of promoters, music producers, artists managers, and artists. They don’t only push the songs but videos, news, and help promote shows. They have their own value chain deep-rooted in piracy, affiliation and proximity to musicians which gives them powerful street cred.
1. Background _ the Zimdancehall Awards were started in 2013 by Phinias Mushayi. Nuff respect to the […]
Here are the winners of the Zimdancehall Awards Winners for 2019 Edition held on the 14th of February 2020 at Wood Sensation, in Harare.
Let’s not hit the dog whilst hiding the knobkerrie here: the response to Enzo Ishall’s latest video, Highest Score, has been underwhelming. Staggeringly so. How underwhelming?
The recent accident at Kinnah Birthday Bash raises a red flag on an area that the Zimbabwean showbiz scene has taken for granted for years. Safety and security of artists, crew and audience at venues remain a matter decided by fate. Promoters are more concerned with making money at any cost even when the lives of both those performing and in attendance are exposed to great risk.
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.
Enzo Ishall owns 2018. The dancehall star who had several hits this year that also made it into the Top 50 outwitted most seasoned artists to claim the pole position with th hit Kanjiva produced by Level and Dj Tamuka on the Avion (TamuLevel)Riddim.
There is a good number of young and talented voices emerging from towns outside of the capital and Ijahson is one. Emerging from Kwekwe, the dancehall sensation is a gifted chanter and singer who deserves your ear.
She burst on to the fiercely contested Zimdancehall scene as the bad girl clad in a face mask. […]