Mtani, BV Labien Musica to launch albums

HARARE - Entertainment lovers are in for a treat at City Sports Bar tonight as the Harare joint hosts a double album launch party.

Obvious Mtani of Sungano Express is launching his latest album Saizvozvo Mukwasha while rhumba group BV Labien Musica launches its latest offering Kechi One Zviri Sei on the same night.

Mtani and BV Labien Musica will be supported by Progress Chipfumo and sungura artiste Romeo Gasa.

Saizvozvo Mkwasha is Mtani’s fifth album.

The six-track album was recorded at Mosi-Oa-Tunya studios and comprises songs like Vogarira Vana, Achimwene, Tsoro, Ndipei Nzeve, Padhuze naMwari and the title track Saizvozvo Mukwasha.

On Saizvozvo Mukwasha, he explores social and love matters.

The album follows on the heels of Loaded Weapon released in 2011, Rufaro Kwamuri of 2010, Toisa Kuvanhu of  2009 and his debut album Marudzi Dananai of 2007.

Loaded Weapon which carries tracks such as Muti Wanga (My Heart), Amanda, Ndakakanganisa and Tsano Havadye Derere is his most successful album to date.

His music resembles that of Alick Macheso and the youthful artiste said it was because he and Macheso shared the same mentor.

 “We share the same musical mentor, Shepherd Chinyani. Chinyani taught Macheso bass guitar-playing skills at Vhuka Boys and he is the one who taught me to strum the bass guitar.

“This makes our music difficult to separate,” said Mtani.

On the other hand BV Labien Musica like Mtani is launching its fifth album.

The rhumba group had incorporated new members in a bid to take rhumba to dizzy heights.

BV Labien Musica has four albums under its belt and these are Double Impact of 2000, Kumba Handiende in 2002, MaLable Chete in 2008 and Hona Mwana Wako in 2010.

The group has two DVDs and the founder and lead vocalist Vevella real name Cuthbert Kasirori boasts of wide experience in the showbiz world.

“I cut a niche in the music industry while still at school before joining TP Nyekese in 1996 under the leadership of Papa Jose of Ndochi fame. I then joined Diamond Musica Dis is Good under the leadership of Tshaka Zulu real name Ellingstone Angay,” said the 35-year-old musician.

BV Labien Musica boss said the group was the first to localise the rhumba genre by singing Shona language.

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