Christmas release from Zahara


HARARE – South African music sensation Zahara is returning to Harare to market her latest album Phendula during the festive season.

The Loliwe hit-maker, real name Bulelwa Mkutukana will share the stage with superstar Oliver ‘Tuku’ Mtukudzi and the fast rising afro-soul diva Tariro Ruzvidzo aka Tariro negitare.

Chris Musabayana is organising the gig slated for 7 Arts in Avondale on December 20.

Zahara last performed in the country early this year before releasing her second and latest album Phendula.

The album, released on September 13 this year under TS Records, features guest appearances by Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Anele and Neliswa, Mzwakhe Mbuli, Mukengerwa Tresor Riziki, and 2 Face Idibia among others.

The 25-year-old South African diva’s music commands a huge following in Zimbabwe.

Her popular songs include Lengoma, Loliwe, Destiny, My Guitar, Brand New Day, Shine, Umthwalo, Xa Bendingena Mama, Thekwana, Away, Ndize and Incwad’encane featuring a South African-based Zimbabwean artiste George Munetsi.

Since the release of her debut album Loliwe, Zahara has been going places and has in the past shared the stage with Mtukudzi  in Victoria Falls and Harare.

While Zahara has two albums under her name, the internationally-acclaimed Tuku boasts of over 60 albums.
On the other hand, rising star Tariro is yet to prove beyond reasonable doubt that she is equal to the task.

Since Tariro launched her musical career a couple of years ago, she has shared the stage with some of Zimbabwe’s top musicians including Edith weUtonga, Diana Samkange, Dudu Manhenga, Stella Chiweshe, Alick Macheso, Oliver Mtukudzi, Victor Kunonga, Stunner, Ba Shupi just to mention but a few.

Apart from performing alongside the most celebrated local artistes, she also shared stage with international groups including the American band Publish the Quest, German bands Favo and Jamaram.

In 2012, Tariro showcased her artistic talent at popular international festivals such as the Harare International Festival of the Arts and the Miombo Music Festival.

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