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Alexio Kawara drops new single

Afro-fusion sensation Alexio Kawara will on December 19 launch a new single titled Zvazvinhu at the Zimbabwe German Society in the capital.

BY WINSTONE ANTONIO

A track the artist described as a Christmas present to his fans, Zvazvinhu is a collaboration with Beitbridge based ELL-T.
Kawara said the track is off his forthcoming 13-track album Oyi to be released next year.

“The year has been busy and the fans have been supportive all the way so we decided to just release a single as a present at this time of giving, even when the album follows later,” said Kawara.

He said the track is a club song that is a fusion of different African sounds.

“You will hear a sungura guitar, Nigerian urban groove, the African drum and hosho, so it is a little bit of everything,” he said.

“The idea behind the song is people have for some time been saying I have been missing in action so this is an answer to that.”

The musician also took time to dispel the notion that he is an urban groover.

“Some refer to my music as urban grooves, which is incorrect. I only launched my career when urban grooves music was on the peak, maybe that is what leads people to believe that,” he said.

“I have lots of urban grooves friends but the truth is I am not an urban groover. My music is Afro-fusion.

Kawara’s forthcoming album will be his sixth after venturing into the musical scene in 1999 with a single track Amai.

The 35-year-old musician became a household name after the release of his debut album Usazondisiya in 2003 which featured hit songs like Ndinomhanya and Kumba Kwenyu.

His biggest achievement so far could easily be the track Shaina which was redone in Chinese.

The musician has worked with different artistes on different projects that included the late Andy Brown, Clive Mono Mukundu and Newman Chipeni among others.

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