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Zimbo Rhumba musician to drop third album

by Mafu Sithabile
28 Jul 2015 at 09:21hrs | Views
A budding Rhumba musician from Plumtree area is working on his third album which is a social commentary on issues affecting the masses.

Mduduzi 'Golide' Tshuma and his band 'The United Africans' have two albums to their name.

The 28 year old Rhumba musician released his first album 'Luyinkinga' in 2013 and his second, 'Wavumelani' in 2014 and is now working on his third.

"I am hoping to release my third album this year. I do social commentaries on things affecting the generality of the population. I warn people against the devastating effects of HIV/AIDS, teenage pregnancy, and delinquent behaviours in general."

Golide who has been singing predominantly in Ndebele language said his forthcoming album will have some Chewa, Kalanga and Shona tracks.

"I have been singing in Ndebele because it is the only language I knew. But, with the help of my band members, I have learnt other languages like Chewa, Shona and Kalanga. My next album will therefore be all encompassing. I want to cater for a wider audience," he said.

The South African based musician said although it was not easy for him to find his foot, fans have welcomed his music with both hands and are very supportive.

"Having grown up in the rural areas I had no contacts in the music industry and as such I found the going tough.

"I then met Givemore Nkiwane and we formed the band Abafana bokuthula and the Proud Africans in 2011. We had differences in 2012 and went separate ways."

Golide said Abafana Bokuthula and the Proud Africans released one album, MaAfrica Amahle

"Many did not believe that the album was our first project. That is how good we were," he said.

Source - Byo24News