YOUTHFUL musicians have embraced calls for positivity in their lyrical contents through the release of a riddim titled Dreams of a better Zimbabwe, which went live online on Thursday.
The riddim is on a reggae/dancehall tip and it comes as an early Christmas gift and will be available on YouTube and other online platforms.
Music is a universal language and unifier, hence this release is expected to uplift the people of Zimbabwe and encourage them to hold onto their hope and deep love for Zimbabwe.
During the liberation struggle, there were musicians like the late Chinx Chingaira, whose music inspired the fighting spirit and brought hope.
“Artistes and creatives play a critical role in society. They can inspire citizens and communities to dream and work together for the Zimbabwe we want. Throughout history when societies have been stuck in the dark ages, it has been artists who have been able to break the impasse and lead the way to enlightenment. This week our artists are calling forth the best that is in Zimbabwe with two tracks on the same riddim,” read a statement released Thursday by Song Africa, the organisation behind the project.
The riddim was buoyed by the Midas Touch of talismanic producers DJ Tamuka and Rodney Beatz who have produced hit songs for Jah Prayzah and Ex-Q.
The artistes featured on the riddim expressed what’s on their hearts in an electrifying and passionate way.
Artistes on the compilation include Ras Caleb, Ishan and Dhadza D.
The second track, Rise Like Eagles, features a wonderful mix of gifted artistes, namely Guspy Warrior, Ammara Brown, Ninja Lipsy and the Mbare bred Nutty O.
According to the brainchild of the project, their themes centre on hope, love and resilience.
“We have hope that we will see a better Zimbabwe, where generations will thrive and be proud of their country; the intense love so many of us have for this beloved Zimbabwe and the resilience to remain standing and not succumb to anything that wants to eat away at our hope and love,’’ submitted the project visionaries.