For those that love culture and tradition, Sasha “Amadhuve” Lishomwa is cooking something for you.
The diminutive singer is putting final touches to the visuals of the song titled Machinda and if the pictures of the production course of action she posted on her social media platforms last week are anything to go by, traditional music lovers are in a for a treat.
Amadhuve Sasha was among a number of entertainers at the unveiling of the Mbuya Nehanda statue in May at an event officiated by President Emmerson Mnangagwa.
A few days before the unveiling ceremony, Amadhuve Sasha had given a top-drawer performance at the official opening of the Culture Week in Gokwe.
Mnangagwa was also the guest of honour at the event that was presided over by Chief Njelele.
Amadhuve Sasha has over the years re-invented herself and is poised for the heiress apparent to the Amadhuve throne.
She is a protégé and niece of the late mbira musician Edna Chizema, aka Mbuya Madhuve.
Amadhuve Sasha described the song Machinda as a prayer for strength during hard times.
“The track Machinda is a prayerful song about a person who is praying to God to intervene in difficult circumstances such as natural disasters and pandemics just like the Covid-19,” she said.
“This is a situation where one feels lonely and hopeless but only God and His messengers [Machinda] can fight your cause and heal your world.”
The former Sound of the Motherland backing vocalist said she was encouraged to write the song by the recent natural disasters that have befallen humanity.
“It’s a traditional way of praying,” she said.
“We have been working on the video for almost a month and I am happy we are through with the shooting and the production team is now putting the visuals together.
“I have high hopes that Its going to be a master piece considering the effort that was put by everyone involved and its going to be a treat for those that love culture and tradition.”
The singer said she involved youths in the project with the hope of inculcating traditional norms and values in them.
Sasha Amadhuve was recently appointed brand ambassador of Bira Ramadzisahwira, a cultural movement that was founded by Machembere Nyasha.
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Author : Zimbabwe Standard
Publish date : 2021-07-11 14:31:57