Zimpraise choir director releases solo album

HARARE - Zimpraise choir senior member Wellington Kwenda has released a solo seven-track album titled Passion of Praise.

Kwenda is confident that the album produced by his long-time friend Macdonald “Mac Dee” Chidavaenzi will help him develop another dimension of his musical craft.

Songs making up the album include Yaweh, Tinodiwa naJesu, Changamire, Fire Fire, Thus says the Lord, I Worship You, Nditungamirirei and a bonus instrumental track of Tinodiwa naJesu.

The colourful Zimpraise choir conductor insists though that the release of his solo project does not signal his departure from arguably Zimbabwe’s best gospel choir.

“I am trying to express myself in another dimension that is why I have embarked on a parallel solo project,” said Kwenda.

“I am not leaving Zimpraise at all,” said the 28 year-old-former Lord Malvern school student.

Born in Harare’s

Waterfalls suburb, Kwenda joined the 100-plus member Zimpraise choir as an ordinary member before rising through the ranks to his current role as the choir director.

Kwenda is currently leading Zimpraise on its maiden tour of United Kingdom which kicks off tomorrow at Champions Church in Birmingham before ending in Luton at the Dunstable Conference Centre on November 9.

Due to financial limitations, the colourful interdenominational choir, which recently launched a 25-track live DVD at New Life Covenant Church in Harare, is in the UK with only 20 members.

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