Upcoming contemporary musician Sam Dondo said preparations for the launch of his second album titled Game Changer slated for The Odyssey in Kadoma on Unity Day are at an advanced stage.
By Staff Reporter
The Impala Subway Crooners frontman told The Standard Style last week that all was in place for the launch, which will reconnect the youthful singer with the town where he spent the better part of his childhood.
“We are doing rehearsals and the team is ready for the big day,” he said. “I am looking forward to giving a polished act and hopefully the people of Kadoma will come in their numbers to support one of theirs.”
Dondo grew up in the gold mining town of Kadoma before he left aged 22 for Botswana where he met his producer Munya Viya. He said his “music marriage” with the producer started in Gaborone and gave credit to Viya for his success.
“I owe my success in the music industry to Munya. We met in Botswana years back, but we reconnected after seven years and came up with this project. He has done a lot for me and I believe his input has gone a long way in building my career,” Dondo said.
The gangly Afro-fusion artist said his new offering was a potpourri of danceable songs overlaid with powerful vocals, buoyant lyricism and a tasty sprinkling of Zimbabwean beat. He said he had incorporated a few reggae tracks on the nine-track album.
“The songs are good and appeal to all people. There are reggae tracks, Afro-fusion danceable tunes and of course, songs for the mature,” he said.
Like his debut album Dyara Minamato, Game Changer was produced at Viya’s Vialy Studios and South Africa-based producer Keith Farquharson did the mixing and mastering.
Unlike in April when Dondo launched the album Dyara Minamato at an event that was graced by some of the country’s top performers — Oliver Mtukudzi, Alick Macheso, Jah Prayzah, Sulumani Chimbetu and Winky D —this time Jah Prayzah will be the only supporting act.