Comrade Fatso wins world acclaim

HARARE - One of Zimbabwe's most respected music artists, Comrade Fatso and Chabvondoka, recently left indelible marks on the international music scene, following thrilling gigs, which were capped with an equally historic contribution towards compilation of an internationally sought-after album.

Comrade Fatso and Chabvondoka’s hit song ‘Bread and Roses’ was included on the prestigious compact disc, CD, along tracks by other great African artists such as Manu Dibangu, Salif Kaita, Miriam Makeba, Fela Ruti, Youssou N’Dour and Magic System among others. The album was titled ‘Africa: 50 years of Music’.

The album was launched to celebrate the continent’s musical heritage and musical expression. It was released by the leading French radio station, Radio France International and the respected record label Discograph. 2010 marks the anniversary of the independence of 17 African countries, all former French colonies.”Comrade Fatso and Chabvondoka also took part at a prestigious ‘Exit Festival’ in Europe.

The festival ran from July 8-11 and attracted an average 50 000 audience per day. Music great artists, Madonna, Snoop Dog, Missy Elliot, David Guetta and others shared the stage with Comrade Fatso and Chabvondoka. After the Europe event, they embarked on yet another memorable tour of the Caribbean Island of Barbados. He stole the show at the ‘Crop Over Festival’ – the island’s huge annual carnival. Currently, the duo are holding shows in the United Kingdom and are due back in Zimbabwe later this month.

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