Bulawayo-based outfit Family Voices has broken new ground by invading into a seemingly conquered music territory.
It has almost become norm for the Seventh-Day Adventist church (SDA) gospel ensembles to dominate a capella music in Zimbabwe.
Inspired by Shower Power, one of the oldest SDA a capella groups in Zimbabwe, Family Voices is out to prove that they have learnt the art from their predecessors and now can scale greater heights.
“We have managed to break into the industry because we bring in a different feel to a capella music, through producing a new sound,” Tinashe Chitsaka, the Family Voices leader, said.
Family Voices is made up of Tinashe Chitsaka, Luke Kamanga, Ronald Sithole, Bobby James, Bazel Mafu and Brighton Ncube.
Coming in as the third generation of the Family Voices with roots in the Family of God church, the group took over from Idols Africa stars Eric Moyo and Mkhululi Bhebhe who now run successful solo careers.
The songs of this little-known gospel ensemble are inspired by the societal issues like children’s welfare. In the song ‘I believe,’ the group encourages parents to value their children by taking time to teach them.
Chitsaka said the group will launch their first a capella album expected to hit the shelves later this year, coupled by a string of shows to market the album. “We will do a tour with album all over the country for marketing purposes and to tell people that Bulawayo has got talent and much to offer.”
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