“We want to bring reggae back to everybody in our own version. We’ve got a new album with three singles released so far namely Vavengi, Muti, and African Woman with lead vocals from Mannex, Chaza and J-Farai, respectively,” said Oslylia “OJ” Isaac, the group’s marketing manager.
“At the moment Transit Crew has two resident venues, Mega 3 in Westgate and The Mannenberg in the Avenues, and our shows are really getting hotter and hotter. We promise our fans — a mature crowd — great music at all the places that we perform. We give them original Zimbabwean reggae music.”
Isaac said the trendsetting reggae outfit, which was established in 1988, had recently completed the shooting of a video for Vavengi. The video was launched at the Basement Nightclub in Harare recently to much acclaim.
She added that Transit Crew was also currently on a mission to groom young talent.
“We are currently working with different young artists, mainly those that are virtually unknown. We want to make sure that we contribute to the building of future reggae musicians.”
One of the upcoming artistes echoed her sentiments.
“Transit Crew has indeed given us an opportunity to learn and rehearse our skills. They give us time on stage during their shows and help to build our confidence as musicians,” said a member of Bootkin Klan, an upcoming reggae band based in Warren Park.
Transit Crew’s charisma and energy on stage is so intense that with better outreach they stand to attract greater audiences to their shows.