Fans salute Sulu in ‘Jam­boree’ doc­u­men­tary

The Herald (Zimbabwe) - - Arts - Arts Cor­re­spon­dent

AF­TER get­ting in­spi­ra­tion from the lat­est “Jam­boree” al­bum by Su­lumani Chim­betu, lo­cal film pro­ducer Collen Mu­gob­eya has re­leased a mini-doc­u­men­tary fea­tur­ing var­i­ous mu­sic lis­ten­ers who say their views about the new project.

“Jam­boree”, which is Chim­betu’s fifth al­bum, was re­leased in De­cem­ber last year and has been get­ting fair air­play from lo­cal ra­dio sta­tions.

Mu­gob­eya said he was im­pressed with the lat­est piece of art and felt he needed to do some­thing so that the al­bum can get more ap­pre­ci­a­tion from fans in and out of the coun­try through so­cial me­dia plat­forms like Face­book and What­sApp.

“I grew up lis­ten­ing to Den­dera and have an ap­pre­ci­a­tion of the mu­sic. The lat­est al­bum re­flects ma­tu­rity on Su­lumani`s mu­si­cal ca­reer, which prompted me to do some­thing for my favourite artist,” Mu­gob­eya said.

The mini-doc­u­men­tary is made of in­ter­views of feed­back from fans around the coun­try who have lis­tened to “Jam­boree” and most of them saluted Chim­betu for the good work.

Mu­gob­eya said that there is need for the lo­cal com­mu­nity to sup­port their artistes so that they get the ap­pre­ci­a­tion they de­serve when they do good work.

“We as the fans play a role to up­lift our lo­cal artists and there is there- fore need to sup­port our lo­cal artists by spread­ing the good mes­sage they preach in their songs,” he said

“In this case I be­lieve this is Sulu’s best al­bum to date but not every­one has had a chance to lis­ten to it and I be­lieve this pro­duc­tion will alert peo­ple about the al­bum.”

Mean­while, Sulu ex­pressed amuse- ment over the feed­back video, say­ing it came as a sur­prise to him.

“I re­ally do ap­pre­ci­ate that there are peo­ple who can go out of their way to pro­mote my work.

``I did not know he was mak­ing the doc­u­men­tary and I only heard about it when it was out. It is ex­cel­lent work and I salute him for it,” said Sulu.

Su­luman Chim­betu

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