Dembo unveils second album

HARARE - Upcoming musician Tendai Dembo will launch a new album on Friday at Dandaro Inn in the Harare Showgrounds.

The son of late music legend Leonard Dembo has described the album titled Mushando — a sequel to his first solo album Kupakwashe released in 2014 — as “a Christmas present”.

“Mushando is a five-track album produced by Bothwell Nyamhondera who also worked with my late father on a number of albums. We tried our best to match the high standards set by my father,” Dembo said.

The young artiste is confident the new album will win over new fans.

“Experience comes with age. I have greatly improved from my last album and I am also confident that the involvement of Nyamhondera will lift the Dembo brand and sungura music in general to new heights,” he told the Daily News.

Songs on the new album are Usakudze Kupopota, Mushando, Zvinovanetsa, Zorodzai and Eniya.

Despite the fact that he never got to play alongside his father, Tendai has been lauded by music critics for singing and playing the lead guitar just like the legendary Chitekete hit-maker. This is partly due to the tutelage he got from sungura music star Alick Macheso on the guitar and vocal training he got from gospel music great Charles Charamba.

When Dembo — who was also known as Musorowenyoka — died in 1996, Tendai was in Grade Two while his brother Morgan was in Grade Three.

Their sister Fenistia, the last born, was in pre-school.

Comments (1)

This is a positive development.I regard myself to be one of the few blessed people still living to have seen,spoken to and got inspired by Musorowenyoka. I am still waiting though patiently for Biggie Tembo's sons to also do the same.Tembo,along with Dembo,Chibadura and James Chimombe[and others]ruled the roost during their days. I am pleased with Dembo's son as he has proved that he is an apple that did not fall far from the parent tree.Keep the music fire burning boy.

Joseph Chirume - 22 December 2016

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