Makura collaborates with Ammara Brown

HARARE - Afro-pop musician Tinashe Makura, who attracted national attention last year after collaborating with United Kingdom-based songbird Chashe on the track Zvekupenga, has released a duet with Ammara Brown titled RoarZimRoar.

Makura, formerly based in Malaysia, is excited by the new release which is already receiving fair play.

“We are very hopeful that it will be a success. To be honest I am moved by the song myself. I love the place from which it came from,” Makura said.

“It came from the hundreds of people that I have interacted with over the past year, that is, great Zimbabweans who are passionate about their country. I believe the season is here where this country will soar thereby sending out a roar to the world that Zimbabwe is here.”

The rising artiste praised Amara Brown’s contribution to the song that was produced in Zimbabwe by Anton Morgan, the proprietor of TwoAM Music Studios in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

“Ammara Brown came along when we met on set. I was almost done recording RoarZimRoar. We figured the song could have an interesting dynamic if she added her vocals. She totally nailed it! She is an amazing vocalist and performer,” he told the Daily News.

Makura also defended his decision to collaborate with female musicians.

“At the beginning of 2014 I found myself in a position where I was studying and searching for Zimbabwean female singers. I really felt like I needed to collaborate with people who had the same taste in music as I did and Chashe was the perfect person.” He said.

“She was fresh and has a distinctively unique voice and personality. We still continue to make music together till now.”

Despite coming from different worlds, Makura believes Morgan is the ideal producer for him.

“Morgan has played a huge role in finding my sound. We exchanged our thought processes. I stopped thinking about playing like a Zimbabwean and passed off all that I knew about our music to him,” he explained.

“Likewise, Morgan stopped playing like an Englishman and passed off all he knew to me. So, that helped us step out of our comfort zones and translate the music that we know in each other’s light.

“It is more of reinventing our music in each other’s eyes. So now we have a wonderful fusion of African elements and pop elements within the music.”

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