Hungwe Stars read­ies new al­bum

The Manica Post - - Education / Entertainment - Mof­fat Mungazi Post Cor­re­spon­dent

MUTARE-BASED sun­gura ensem­ble Hungwe Stars are back in the stu­dio, pre­par­ing their fifth of­fer­ing.

Ti­tled “Gona Kuzvigonera (Dream, Be­lieve, Achive)”, the forth­com­ing al­bum is set to be launched any time around mid-year be­fore its even­tual re­lease.

Speak­ing to The Week­ender, the group’s front man and bass gui­tarist Sim­barashe Mu­chita could not be drawn into giv­ing away too much about the project, say­ing a pleas­ant sur­prise for their mul­ti­tude of fans was in the off­ing.

“Hungwe Vanorema is back again, this time with a huge bang. An­other po­ten­tial mas­ter­piece is sim­mer­ing in the stu­dio right now. We are happy that we have al­ready made sig­nif­i­cant progress per­tain­ing to the pro­duc­tion side of things for this al­bum and it is near­ing com­ple­tion. Since our last re­lease in 2016 (Teya Mhepo), we were down to se­ri­ous busi­ness and it is fi­nally com­ing to fruition with the im­mi­nent re­lease of “Gona Kuzvigonera”.

“As a teaser, what we can tell our loyal faith­ful is that the forth­com­ing of­fer­ing car­ries six tracks and it is multi-themed so that we pro­vide some­thing for every­one in one pack­age. It will have a cross-cut­ting ap­peal of such so­cial sub­jects as dig­nity and in­tegrity; dili­gence; clean­li­ness; and mar­riage. The al­bum also ex­tols the virtues of love and prayer,” said Mu­chita, adding that his com­po­si­tions bor­rowed from and mir­rored real life ex­pe­ri­ences from which he de­rives much of his in­spi­ra­tion.

Be­cause they are se­ri­ous about qual­ity pro­duc­tion, the gifted com­poser and bassist un­der­scored, the band had re­tained the bulk of the cast that starred on their pre­vi­ous works. Also, for pur­poses of con­ti­nu­ity, sea­soned pro­ducer Jab­u­lani Ndlovu and True­tone Stu­dios will have their fin­ger­prints on the pro­duc­tion. Purring about his “fan­tas­tic team”, the “Sasha” and “Sen­jiva” singer said: “Fol­low­ing the suc­cess of our pre­vi­ous stu­dio ef­fort ‘Teya Mhepo’ — off which the hit songs ‘Wakanonoka’, ‘Varume Makaoma’ and ‘Ques­tion Pa­per”were lifted - two years ago, we de­cided against chang­ing both the line-up and setup, and so this should be a re­ally fine and tight prod­uct that we are promis­ing our fans just that.”

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