Socio-political landscape inspires TAA’s album

SA-based Zimbabwean Jazz sensation Tatenda ‘TAA’ Matonga has released his solo album titled Headz On, inspired by the socio-political landscape in many African countries.

Tatenda ‘TAA’ Matonga
Tatenda ‘TAA’ Matonga

TAA was a member of celebrated South African Jazz outfit West and Southern African (WESA) band before going solo.

The 11-track album, a fusion of jazz and rock, is already enjoying continued airplay in countries like Namibia, South Africa, Zambia, Kenya and Tanzania within few days of its release.

“I was inspired to write these songs after witnessing the South African xenophobic attacks back in 2009 and the chain of uprisings in Syria, Libya and Egypt,” said the 28-year-old Mutoko-born, TAA.

“There is also a lot which has been going on in our country and Madagascar, so my music touches scenarios like that where I share my analysis of events through my music. I worked with talented people like Que Montana, BJ Music Disciples from Tanzania and South Africa’s sensation Nomakwethu who helped me come out with this album dedicated to my country.”

TAA added that he believes that his music will unite the country as it encourages the importance of respecting humanity.

He dreams of an end to famine, war, disease and injustice in Africa.

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