gospel music sermon:with The Master
IS she going to be the next mind-blowingly great guitar-strumming Sister Rosetta Tharpe, who attained popularity on the global stage in the 1930s and 1940s with her gospel recordings, characterised by a unique mixture of spiritual lyrics and rhythmic accompaniment that was a precursor of Rock’n Roll?
For someone of her age, rising songstress Belinda Mugobogobo possesses an extraordinary gift on the local gospel music scene, which she hopes to exploit and become an overnight sensation like the American legend Tharpe, who was one of the first commercially successful gospel recording artistes.
The songbird, who is based in Norton, is endowed with an intrinsic knowledge about both the tempo and rhythm of the acoustic guitar.
Singing and strumming the guitar accompanied with gospel-laden messages from covers has made Mugobogobo more popular on online media.
Spurred by that fame she is now planning to spend more time in the studio doing original content.
A Celebration Church choir member, she said her recent cover song, Overflow by gospel music icon Sinach was her best.
“I also did Tinosimudza Maoko and Jehova Ndiye Mufudzi Wangu by Pastor Gunda, the last one is my rendition which I added the acoustic flavour.”
She has also released two singles, both collaborations with Dave Ishman and Bishop Andile, which are also available on YouTube and Facebook social media sites.
The songbird also revealed to ZimGospel Masters that she began playing the guitar at Alight House International ministries based in Cyprus.
“I was in Cyprus from 2011 to the end of last year as an undergraduate in computer engineering before doing my Masters in Communications and media degree at Cyprus International University.”
“As a worship leader at church Alight House International ministries I began to play the guitar there.”
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