All-fe­male group emerges:

Fast-ris­ing allfe­male band, Sip­iti has taken the mu­si­cal scene by storm.

The Herald (Zimbabwe) - - Front Page - Peter Tanyanyiwa Arts Cor­re­spon­dent

RE­CENTLY they daz­zled rev­ellers at Ora Res­tau­rant lo­cated at He­lensvale Shop­ping Cen­tre with a top-notch live band per­for­mance and vo­cals de­liv­ery that left many mu­sic lovers cry­ing for more.

Some of the songs they per­formed last in­clude “Hearts are Bro­ken,” “Gore,” “Shon­gashonga,” “Ku­muchiva,” “Ndakada Iwe,” “Ndaneta,” and “Ndaramba Ku­rambwa.”

Af­ter per­form­ing they asked the au­di­ence to re­quest any song from any artiste and won hearts of many when they per­formed the ren­di­tion of Bob Marley’s “One Love”.

Mu­sic an­a­lysts at the show who re­fused to be named con­curred that if these young ladies con­tinue on the path they are on they are des­tined to great­ness. They will surely raise the Zim­bab­wean flag high and help raise the lo­cal live band per­for­mances bar high.

In an in­ter­view Sip­iti band man­ager Evance Masau said he was ex­cited with how the band was per­form­ing and is grate­ful for the sup­port given to them.

“In a year and some months this band has be­come one of the big­gest bands to come from Harare and make a mark in the mu­sic cir­cles, this is some­thing to cel­e­brate,” he said.

“These ladies are just ex­cep­tional and I am hop­ing they will get all the sup­port they de­serve, one thing I can tell Zim­bab­weans is all those suc­cess­ful bands out there did not achieve all that on their own, they had the peo­ple’s sup­port. So when you see us and see that there is tal­ent please do not just leave us, we need your sup­port in ev­ery way to put Zim­bab­wean mu­sic on a whole new level.

“The name Sip­iti means the mu­si­cal foun­tain, a foun­tain is a source of wa­ter that never runs dry no mat­ter what sea­son it is, it pro­vides hope, life, love and quenches too,” said Sip­iti band man­ager.

Sip­iti is a five-piece all fe­male band founded in May 2016 and all mem­bers are tal­ented in­stru­men­tal­ists and vo­cal­ists.

The band mem­bers also run sep­a­rate busi­ness en­ti­ties from sewing, po­etry, beauty ther­apy to act­ing.

Sip­iti Band mem­bers are: vo­cal­ist and key­board player, Nonhlanhla Muhoni, vo­cal­ist and per­cus­sion­ist, Pamela Dzv­ina­mu­rungu, vo­cal­ist and drum­mer, Lor­raine Gam­biza, bass gui­tarist and vo­cal­ist, Miriam Muchemwa and key­boardist and per­cus­sion­ist, Fun­gai Chinog­a­ramombe.

The band mem­bers are still fur­ther­ing their mu­si­cal car­ri­ers at the Mu­sic Cross­roads Acad­emy.

They made his­tory by be­com­ing the Mu­sic Cross­roads’ first all-fe­male band in May 2016 and built a band which com­posed Afro fis­sions from jazz to pop. They have per­formed at plat­forms like Miombo Magic 2016-2017, Miss Tourism din­ner gala, Hifa 2017 with the mu­sic Cross­road’s Di­vas, co­op­er­ate events and now are a house band at Ora Res­tau­rant.

Sip­iti Band mem­bers on stage

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