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Fifty-two dancehall artistes have collaborated on an album titled “Three Kings Riddim” that will be officially launched at Dandaro Inn at the Harare Showgrounds tomorrow.

The artistes include some of the country’s leading dancehall chanters like Seh Calaz, Killer T, Kinnah, Freeman, Lady Squanda, Ras Caleb, Princo Spice and Jerry B, among others.

While the official launch has been slated for Dandaro Inn, the public launch will be held at Zimunhu Bar in Epworth on Friday. According to Levy Sir Jomula Idana of Sunshine Family Studios, the brains behind the album, the idea was to foster unity among dancehall artistes who in most cases are widely regarded as being hostile towards each other.

“It is not easy to bring artistes of this number and magnitude on one project let alone on one stage, just like what we are going to do at Dandaro Inn and Zimunhu Bar. We decided to hold the public launch in Epworth because there are many dancehall supporters in that community who have been side-lined for a long time by virtue of most of these gigs being held in other places far away from their area,” Idana said.

He said it was one of Sunshine Family Studios’ biggest projects so far apart from the Sunshine Riddim album which they launched last year.

He urged corporates to come in their numbers to support the launch.

“We are urging fans and corporates to come in their numbers to support this launch which we hope will help in spreading positive messages to society,” he said.

The title “The Three Kings” refers to producers Shelton, Tinashe and Rodney, who did the album. Most of the artistes featured on this album are not new as they are prominent in their own right.

“This one is far much better in that it has many more artistes and the lyrical content is far much richer than our previous project. There are a lot of positive messages that are carried on it (the album) and the artistes are showing maturity and educating their community through their songs,” said Ngonidzashe Chipiro, who does marketing for Sunshine Family Studios.

He hoped the project will help transform for the better the Epworth community that faces a lot of challenges to do with immorality.

Source : The Herald