Andy Brown roars from grave

HARARE - The late musician and lead guitarist Andy Brown’s last song Mafaro, which contains vocals by his daughter Ammara, has been released more than a year after the death of the legendary performer.

Mafaro was first recorded by the late Andy with the assistance of house music producer Reverb7 just before his death in March 2012.

Ammara told the Daily News yesterday the song has been well-received by music fans.

 “This song that my dad recorded with Reverb7 had a positive response from the people,” said the rookie performer.

“People are really excited and they have been sharing it on social networks and I am very grateful for the support.”

The energetic young star is delighted to have released the song just before performing at a fund raising event for Malawian President Joyce Banda’s People’s Party on June 21.

“I once performed in Malawi in 2011 for the late former president Bingu waMutharika and from what I gather the people of Malawi enjoyed my performance and that is why I have been invited again. My performance was aired on television there many times over,” she said.

Ammara, who has shared the stage with popular South African acts like MiCasa and Skwatta Kamp, is keen to merely ride on the fame of her departed legendary father.

“People might question why I perform only one or two of my father’s songs but the truth is I wasn’t raised by my father to be his replica. He raised me to be successful; be my own person hence I have to build my own brand.

“This is the only way I can also maintain his legacy. I will keep the Brown legacy alive through my own music. I cannot be seen performing his songs more than I do mine as I am a musician in my own right, people have to know my songs as well," she said. - Sharon Muguwu

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