Alick Macheso Explains Latest Album Title
Sungura musician Alick Macheso said that his latest six-track album Tinosvitswa Nashe (God will get us there) gives honour to God for His guidance and protection in people’s day-to-day activities.
The album, which is Macheso’s 12th, was launched on Friday at Aquatic Complex in Chitungwiza.
Speaking to The Standard ahead of the launch, Macheso said each song has its own meaning. He said:
Waking up in the morning to prepare for the day’s routine is because of God’s favour.
Kubva kumba kusvika kubasa munzira mose matinofamba dzamara tasvika kubasa ikoko hatifambe toga tine anofamba nesu, tinosvitswa nashe ndiro zita realbum muchidimbu (from home to where ever will be going be it to work, travelling to get there we are all guided by the Almighty, so for all this to materialise it is because of the Lord, who gets us there, that is the name of the album in brief.
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… We compose our music inspired by the day-to-day happenings as we don’t sing what happens to the dead since we don’t have communication with them as the living human.
Macheso insisted that he has maintained the Sungura flavour in his latest offering, which came 24 years after his debut, Magariro released in 1998. He said:
We cannot say we have diverted from our usual Sungura music, no we just took our works to another level improving on the guitars, but making sure we have remained in the Orchestra Mberikwazvo track and Sungura lane.
We, however, don’t repeat what we would have released before, no we give fans new music that remains within our trademark and known sound that is loved by our paymasters, the fans without monotony.
The songs on the album are Makazvinzwepi, Kutadzirana, Nzendo Dzirefu, Impfa Nimunandi, Ndimi Vanhu Vacho and Munhu Mumwe.
The album launch was a triple celebration for the fans, Macheso and his band as he celebrated his 54th birthday on Friday and the band’s (Orchestra Mberikwazvo) 24th anniversary.