Mashasha breaks UK ground

United Kingdom exiled Zimbabwean bass player, composer and singer, Mashasha, has been reaping the rewards of his debut self-titled album.

Peter ‘Mashasha’ Mujuru.
Peter ‘Mashasha’ Mujuru.

The 10 track album has put the Old Highfield-born and raised artist on demand in London amongst African music lovers.

The project carries songs such as Emerita, Baba (Father), Huwi (Big Sigh), Gutegu (Gunfire), Mambakwedza (Dawn), Teerera (Listen!), Mweya (Soul), Tisunungurei Muhusungo (Free us from Bondage), Mazvita (Thank You) and Mangwanani.

Mashasha's melodious vocals are complemented by a richly arranged African instrumentation by some of the world's best players.

Released under his label, Elegwa Music, the album cuts its teeth across the political, social and spiritual spheres. It narrates the tale of fellow countrymen back home and those struggling in foreign countries working tirelessly to make ends meet.

Born Peter Mujuru, Mashasha made his first appearance on stage at the age of 19 when he supported Afro-jazz superstar Oliver "Tuku" Mtukudzi.

After a sterling performance, the young artist found himself playing session bass for several celebrated local artistes such as Tanga Wekwa Sango, Andy Brown & the Storm, Chiwoniso Maraire, Busi Ncube and Rute Mbangwa amongst a host of other notable stars.

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