BY JAIROS SAUNYAMA
Renowned choral music group, Vadzidzi Vekutanga, who are well-known for their energetic dance routines and the blowing of the trumpet, have dropped their 10th album titled Zvizaruko Zvedenga.
The latest offering, comprising of seven tracks, was done in South Africa where some of the band members, including the leader Richard Mapfumo (pictured below) are now based.
The album will be launched via social media platforms next weekend .
Speaking from his base in Cape Town, Mapfumo described the release of the album as a milestone for the group.
“We are happy to have done this album, our tenth. It hasn’t been easy since we embarked on this journey, but here we are. After having started off with choral songs, this latest album is instrumental and our fans will never miss the traditional trumpet tune that is accorded to us,” he said.
The group, famed for the tracks Vadzidzi Voshambira, among others, was born out of the Methodist Church in Zimbabwe in Beitbridge in 2006.
They conquered the gospel music world through their routine of scintillating dances and their amazing abilities in playing the trumpet.
Mapfumo, affectionately known as The King of Trumpet, said their relocation to Mzanzi should not be misconstrued as a sign that the group was nearing its end.
Some of the songs on the album recorded at ZimTach Records include Pupura, Muchinjikwa and Dzora Moyo.
The outfit’s latest release comes after Kanganwiro (2009), Ngarava Yesvitsa (2010), Makatinzwira Ngoni (2013), Voshambira (2014) and Ngoro Yemoto (2016), among others.