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LISTEN: Zimbabwean artist releases a protest song on the eve of military takeover

by Agencies
16 Nov 2017 at 15:36hrs | Views
Mutare born and raised jazz artist, Tazz Machekano (29) has just released a song coincidentally on the eve of a military takeover in Harare, Zimbabwe.

In the song, Tazz Machekano reminisces of the past, when Zimbabwe was still the bread basket of Africa. Tazz goes on to ask,"Where are you my beloved Zimbabwe"

Growing up in Mutare, Tazz attended Chancellor Primary School and proceeded to Mutare Boys High for his secondary education. Raised in a religious family, Tazz mentions that his brothers played a huge role in moulding him into an artist he is today.

"I started doing music at a very tender age in church. Whenever I would sing, people would stand up and applaud. My brothers would come and lift me up and pat me on the back. They would encourage me to sing more. Every Sunday was an inspirational Sunday for me, I was given a mic at a very young age, to sing in church, the rest is history." said Tazz

When the pastor asked Tazz to sing in church, it made an impact in church andhe says that is when he realized he could do so much with music. Tazz writes his own music. He writes, composes and produces his own music.

In 2015 Tazz released his first 6 track album called "Four Days Pagore". All the songs on his debut album touched on social and socio-economic issues. Although the album did not gain enough airplay, it marked the arrival of a promising and talented Jazz artist now known as Tazz Machekano.

The artiste has shared the stage with the likes of Zimbabwe's Prudence Katomeni and Cythia Mare. Tazz has done a couple of performances in South Africa and he continues to grow as an artist and brand.

Tazz says he would like to collaborate with the legendary Oliver Mtukudzi, Jah Prayzah and Lucky Dube (If he was still alive).

Source - Agencies

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