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Gwevedzi to sample new album at Theatre in the Park


Afro-acoustic group, Gwevedzi, will this Friday sample tracks from their upcoming third album at Theatre in the Park. The new album titled ‘One’ features several plug tracks including the hit Angelina, which fans have come to love and enjoy during their live performances.

The two-hour performance starts at 7 pm and tickets are available at Theatre in the Park. Organizers also say that there will be a full bar and catering services at the venue.

A spokesperson for the band, Gladmore Bvuta confirmed the new album was ready and fans look forward to it this Friday.

“Finally, the new album is here and we can’t wait to sample the songs to our fans. I think from the two albums we have this third release is not only amazing but also a good listen,” Bvuta said.

Formed in 2016 in Harare, Gwevedzi is known for its fusion of Zimbabwe’s modern music as it samples from the likes of Oliver Mtukudzi and Leonard Dembo but the one good thing is it remains uniquely Afro-fusion.

Bvuta reiterated that the band’s quest is to also harmonize the people of the world through music.

And for those not in the know, Gwevedzi is a Shona name given to a suitor in a courtship between a young lady and a young man to strengthen the love between the two.

It consists of four members; Tinashe Masangudza on guitar, Wilfred Nikisi on bass, Nyasha Murada on lead vocals/mbira, and drummer Keith Musena.

Their debut album is Tsambo which features the hits Vhunze, Daira Ndikuone, and Bvuma Tiyemerane. The second album is titled Nhungo carries the crowd favourites Malaicha and Ndinouya.

Gwevedzi has made Theatre in the Park their home and has performed there more than three times since October 2021 and also done a couple of live shows in Mutare, Victoria Falls, Harare, and Kwekwe.

Other performances include the recent Jacaranda Music Festival and earGROUND`s Amplifaya Festival among others. Gwevedzi has regional experience, having performed in South Africa and Mozambique.

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Byron Adonis Mutingwende