A new Horizon For Zimbabwean Gospel Music
– Youtube hits = 83,000 within less than 6 months –
It is a music video arguably the best ever produced on Zimbabwean soil. It looks like they filmed it in the US, or maybe Germany, but no, it was shot right here. No other music video released matches its creativity yet made out of simplicity, and the music is so solid, your ears will vibrate while hearing as your eyes flash back and forth.
This week’s best song video of the week is Tembalami ft Wellington Kwenda’s -“Tomurumbidza.”
There are some wondrous things that happen in our lives that make us forget things, the feeling of things and the idea as to how they were brought about. I am a man who believes in no boundaries and I believe that all things are possible if you cast out your vision and strength towards it.
Thembalami is the name of a Gospel artist who has made me remain silent but to adore his parents for giving him such a name full of prophecy – his name is literally translated as “my hope” you can as well say “my trust” it all still means but one thing. However you look at it, I have had trust in South Africans coming up with lovely styles of music; if some may come to mind Kwela, Amarabi, Di-Gong, Kwaito. And now they have come up with a style called House Music- all in this there are a lot of musicians who have made an impact on the African continent even while we talk about the likes of Brenda Fassie, Vuyo Mukoena, Jabu Khanyile, Jabu Hlongwane of the famous joyous celebration. These musicians are among a few that have transformed songs that we all know to songs that we thought we knew nothing about. Zimbabwe lost this touch if I be correct: we lost the flavour during the days of the great Leonard Musorowenyoka Dembo, James Chimombe, Solomon Shuza, the Lovemore Majaivana. After these legendaries, there has been music, yes which we all loved but yet all lacked creativity.
Thembalami revives that hope as his name says. For the ZimEye Song of the week category, his song “Tomurumbidza” which laterally is translated “We will worship him” in English has left me so amazed and wanting more of this share creativity in this Youngman’s song. A common song from the Australian band – Hill Song “Im Trading my Sorrows” sounds more than a song with its lyrical style changed in Shona. Oh my word this is a song, I believe as well as I can say if I had to vote, I would certainly rig the vote by voting 500 times in front of Cde Tobaiwa Mudede’s eyes!
Here is the video for you to watch enjoy:
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