Gospel Music Sermon with The Master
ZIMBABWEAN gospel music fans are set to witness another gospel music party in Harare, this time fronted by a fast-rising local artiste whose music has impacted many souls in neighbouring countries such as Mozambique.
According to the Great Commission Assemblies pastor-cum-musician Brighton Tafadzwa Parwaringira, gospel music has a great impact in winning souls, therefore, he was excited about the launch of his third album, Mwari Mubatsiri on 31 August at The Venue in Avondale Harare.
“I have faith that The Venue would be filled to capacity because from my experiences many people will come to crusades for music and receive preaching,” Parwaringira said.
“I have heard testimonies of people who came to enjoy the music, but now they are pastors who are leading churches.”
The icing on the cake at the event is the live DVD recording and the impressive line-up of local gospel musicians who are set to be the supporting acts, who include Tembalami, Nyasha Mutonhori, Pianos Jaravaza, Tinashe Jaravaza, Tafadzwa Mukaro and Kudakwashe Zimuto.
The 10-track album Mwari Mubatsiri is the 35-year-old musician’s third.
Parwaringira’s debut album was a six-track gem titled Huya Kwaari that he said did well on the radio, but the success did not translate into sales.
However, his second, Crusade Music, became a hit in Mozambique and other neighbouring countries where his church holds crusades.
The gospel musician, revealed that although he has done few shows in Zimbabwe, he was very popular in Mozambique as the country was now ready to receive the gospel of Jesus Christ like never before.
“People there welcomed the music very well. Mozambique being a dry place in terms of the gospel, we were actually trying to penetrate through gospel music. The welcome was very immense and nice,” he said.
“The first album did quite well in terms of being played on the radio even though we didn’t sell much. The second album was mostly sold in Mozambique because it comprised of Mozambican music because of the crusades there.
“We have been to Beira and also a place 50km outside Beira called Mafambise. We have gone as far as Nampula and we had wonderful responses.
“I work with a ministry called Dunamis World Ministries, we do crusades in South Africa and I am the worship leader.”
Parwaringira last year released a single titled Zita RaJesu which was produced by celebrated music producer Macdonald Chidavaenzi, aka MacDee.
On that project, he has also featured gospel songbird Gugulethu Nkomo from Hwange.
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