African roots music singer, sculptor-cum-businessman Bryn Taurai Mteki, popularly known as Sekurutau, says the response he is getting during his nationwide shows dubbed Back from America Historic Ndakabvakure Tour, are enough testimony to show that he is “still in the game”.
By Staff Reporter
Under the Back from America Historic Ndakabvakure Tour, Mteki has performed in Manicaland, Mashonaland West and Mashonaland East provinces. He has also performed in Harare at City Sports Bar and is part of the weekly jam sessions at Club Saratoga in Highfield.
He said the responses he was receiving at the shows were overwhelming, proving he was still the darling of many. Mteki had been away in the United States and Germany for 16 years.
“My shows have been well-attended and I believe fans were missing someone of my calibre. I think I was a missing link for the almost forgotten mbira music fans who feel they had been left out,” Mteki told The Standard Style last week.
The sculptor-cum-musician believes he is filling the gap left by Robbie “Mwachewe” Chagumuka and Pio Farai “Mabwe Adziva” Macheka, who are both late and Thomas “Mukanya” Mapfumo, who is in the United States.
“People have been missing mbira music and the real African roots music and Sekurutau is back to fill this void. I am putting my shoulders to the wheel and taking care of not only African roots music lovers but also mbira music fans,” he said.
Performing with a live band, the repertoire comprises mbira, keyboards, drums and guitars which make fans sway to the melody whether it’s old or new songs. Sekurutau has been performing at sold out shows.
During the shows, Mteki has been giving fans a foretaste of his upcoming album titled Ndakabvakure which features songs such as Inzwa and Ndinongovhaira, which are proving to be popular among his legion of followers.
Some of his popular tracks include Ambuya, Tau Akatozvipengerawo Zvake, Amai Maria, Hapana Asingafe, Ndageza Maoko, Nhamo, Mukondombera, Amai naBaba, Sekuru Tau and Muparadzi.
He has nine albums under his belt.