Dino to sam­ple new al­bum in Byo

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Leisure - Ray­mond Jar­avaza Showbiz Cor­re­spon­dent

IN the music in­dus­try, change is in­evitable and mu­si­cians that re­sist mov­ing with the times run the risk of be­ing left on the side­lines as the in­dus­try em­braces tech­nol­ogy to stay rel­e­vant in the dig­i­tal world.

One artiste that is mov­ing with the times is Dino Mudondo.

His 19th al­bum Rasta Lov­ing is due for re­lease in Novem­ber and the mu­si­cian un­der­stands that gone are the days when artistes made money solely on al­bum sales. Due to piracy, the music in­dus­try is be­ing forced to dig deeper for sur­vival. “Piracy is a can­cer that is killing our liveli­hoods. We can com­plain and do n o t h i n g about it or take a stand as mu­si­cians and say enough is enoug h ,” s a id Mudondo. To re­main rel­e­vant, Mudondo has part­nered Jive Zim­babwe — an on­line music distributor which was also re­spon­si­ble for the pro­mo­tion and distri­bu­tion of Jah Prayzah’s lat­est of­fer­ing — Mud­hara Vachauya, to mar­ket and sell his new music.

But be­fore launch­ing Rasta Lov­ing in Harare, Mudondo per­forms at Cape to Cairo pub in Bu­l­awayo tonight.

“I’m al­ways ex­cited about per­form­ing in Bu­l­awayo. The venue (Cape to Cairo Pub) is like a sec­ond home to me be­cause I play there on a reg­u­lar ba­sis,” said Mudondo who last per­formed at that venue on the eve of Valentine’s Day this year.

“I’ll sam­ple some tracks off the forth­com­ing al­bum which has eight tracks in Bu­l­awayo.”

The 38-year-old artiste started his music ca­reer in early 2000 and broke into the pub­lic do­main in 2002 with the track Chi­rangano. He did back­ing vo­cals for the late mu­si­cians Tendai Mup­fu­rutsa and For­tune Mu­parutsa be­fore go­ing solo. Since

then, nu­mer­ous al­bums have fol­lowed.

Dino Mudondo

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