Chabvonga drops new video

HARARE - Chimurenga artiste Jairos Chabvonga who recently made headlines for blaming self-exiled musician Thomas Mapfumo for the “death” of chimurenga music in the country has released a new video.

The video Ndinotenda is offhis latest album Chimurenga Heritage.

“The video is part of my efforts to revive chimurenga music in the country. The album is doing well on the market but fans were yearning for the video,” the Ngorimba Afro-Fusion leader said.

Chabvonga, one of the few visible traditional artistes in the country, insists that the once popular genre is now playing a second fiddle to many genres such as Zimdancehall because of Mapfumo’s absence since early 2000s.

“I am trying to uphold the legacy of chimurenga music but fans seemed no longer interested in the genre considering that Mukanya who is the face of chimurenga seemed to have abandoned it.”

Since he launched his musical career a couple of years ago, Chabvonga rose to become one of the few consistent artistes in the traditional (chimurenga) music circles.

In trying to revive the genre, Chabvonga has released three albums — Nevanji, Chimurenga Highway and Chimurenga HeriCHIMURENGA artiste Jairos Chabvonga who recently made headlines for blaming self-exiled musician Thomas Mapfumo for the “death” of chimurenga music in the country has released a new video.

The video Ndinotenda is offhis latest album Chimurenga Heritage.

“The video is part of my efforts to revive chimurenga music in the country. The album is doing well on the market but fans were yearning for the video,” the Ngorimba Afro-Fusion leader said.

Chabvonga, one of the few visible traditional artistes in the country, insists that the once popular genre is now playing a second fiddle to many genres such as Zimdancehall because of Mapfumo’s absence since early 2000s.

“I am trying to uphold the legacy of chimurenga music but fans seemed no longer interested in the genre considering that Mukanya who is the face of chimurenga seemed to have abandoned it.”

Since he launched his musical career a couple of years ago, Chabvonga rose to become one of the few consistent artistes in the traditional (chimurenga) music circles.

In trying to revive the genre, Chabvonga has released three albums — Nevanji, Chimurenga Highway and Chimurenga Heritage.

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