Ibutho Levangeli back after 27-year absence

Ibutho Levangeli, one of Zimbabwe’s oldest musical groups, is finally back in the studio, after taking a 27-year sabbatical. The a capella gospel music group made headlines here in 1986 with the release of their only album so far, Uthando LukaJesu, which recorded high sales and topped the charts on national radio stations.

Ibutho Levangeli – back in the studio after 27 years.
Ibutho Levangeli – back in the studio after 27 years.

Group leader Wisdom Nkomo told The Zimbabwean this week that the group had reunited for a second offering, titled Igazi Elihle.

“We have revived the group and held a number of performances already, as we prepare for the launch of the new album,” said Nkomo.

“This is the beginning of our big struggle to see our music grow worldwide. We want to change people’s lives as we bless them with polished and well-composed songs.”

Nkomo said that Ibutho Levangeli also wanted to develop a capella music, widely-known as isicathamiya, and also help keep young people away from crime and drugs.

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