Gospel musician Bande ropes in Progress Chipfumo on new album

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Album launch loading: Gospel musician Trymore Bande who is set to release his 10th album in Harare on Thursday

Hardlife Samuwi

GOSPEL musician Trymore Bande is set to expand his discography through the launch of his tenth album in Harare Thursday, Zim Morning Post Lifestyle can report.

The potentially explosive launch will be held at Cresta Oasis Hotel and as of now all logistics were going according to script, at least according to Bande.

He revealed this in an interview with this publication at his Harare studios this week.

“We are following the regulations of the Covid -19 so the launch is strictly by invitation to minimise number of patrons and we are sticking to no mask no entry rule and everyone has to sanitize on the entrance,” he said.

The album is titled Nyasha Panyasha and it carries nine tracks including the potential hit called Mai Tura whose teaser has already caused tongues wagging on social media.

The lyrical content of the song shows Bande’s deep creativity and the wordsmith side of him.

He juxtaposes his upbringing in rural Honde Valley to the parable of Abraham and Isaac at Mt Moriah.

“We I tried to infuse my writing skills into this track and as you know Jesus spoke in parables so that people could relate and that is the tactic I use in writing my songs,” explained Bande.

He also roped in the Midas Touch of secular musician Progress Chipfumo and his inimitable voice spiced up a track called Dzangova Ndangariro.

“Well, I have worked with secular musicians before, the likes of Tocky Vibes and Andy Muridzo.

“It helps to reach out to a wider audience and spread the word of God through music,” he said.

The album was produced by Makumbe productions (V.O.P) and it carries tracks which are loaded with teachings and encouragement to people to repent.

He has also made visuals to accompany at least six of the tracks and the first video drops next week Monday on You Tube.

 Bande grew up in Honde Valley in Samaringa Village.

He cut his teeth in the industry in 2005, after finishing his secondary school education in 2004.

Although the one of his album “Zvakagara Zvakadaro” has caused a conflict between him and Charles Charamba, Bande said Charamba remains his ‘father’.

Bande was accused of being a copycat and imitating Charamba’s vocal delivery.

“It’s not easy journey when people have similar voices you will be called a copy-cat but in life there is something like that you might have someone who have same  looks with you or who have the same voice with you it happens, I’m not moved to be referred as Baba Charamba’s copycat, it’s God’s will, ‘ he said with a chuckle.

Bande was inspired by Leonard Zhakata and he remains his mentor up to this day.

“I approached Zhakata when I relocated to Harare and told him how I liked his style and since then he nurtured me into the musician I am today,” said Bande as we concluded the interview.

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