Charambas rekindle love with the UK

HARARE - Gospel power couple Charles and Olivia Charamba are set to rekindle their love with the United Kingdom next week after five years of silence.

The Fishers of Men leaders are returning to the United Kingdom for two concerts in different cities and are billed to share the stage with UK-based Obert Mazivisa of the Trumpet Echoes and Aaron Manatsa of the New Green Arrows band — son of living legend Zex Manatsa — on August 16 and 17.

In an interview with the Daily News, Charamba said Fishers of Men last visited the UK in 2007 before the release of the latest album Pashoko Pangoma.

“We are returning to the UK with Pashoko Pangoma and it is our wish to continue satisfying every fan of ours and it is our hope also to continue ushering African music,” said the Mhinduro Iripo singer.

The trip is dubbed the 2013 UK Summer Gospel Music Gala and UK-based musical promotion company Destiny Africa Promotions has facilitated the development.

“We will be performing at Dunstable Leisure Centre in Dunstable on Friday, while on Saturday we will be at The Welcome Centre in Coventry,” he said.

Charamba has nine albums under his belt namely Tinashe Akatendeka, John 3:16, Vhuserere, Exodus, Sunday Service, Verses and Chapters and Pashoko Pangoma while his wife Olivia popularly known as Mai Charamba has three albums to her name Amen, Daily Bread and The Gospel.

Over the years Charles Charamba was studying for a Bachelor of Music in Jazz degree with the Africa University and he graduated on July 26 this year.

Charamba said he decided to endure four years of studying music in Harare in order to fit well in the global village.

“I am naturally gifted but because we are living in the global village where people around the globe share everything, I wanted people from different places and of different culture to read my music and appreciate it despite differences in culture,” he said.

Hopefully, the lessons he had received will help him to present his music to the entire world as most African artistes are good practically but they are still lagging behind in theoretical side of music.


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