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Fans will be spoilt for choice at the upcoming Carnival Gospel Concert slated for tomorrow as different gospel musicians converge at the Harare International Conference Centre.

Vabati VaJehova, Purple Pride Choir, CCAP Voice of Mbare, Thembalami, Sebastian Magacha and Tatenda Mahachi will perform at the show.

Pastor Stanley Gwanzura, popularly known as Pastor G, is part of the mix together with rising musician Mathias Mhere.

Mhere, who said his gospel music is a combination of sungura and jazz urged fans to come to enjoy the music and be blessed at the same time.

“Yes, it is a music concert but it will also be more of a church service as we will also be praying. Fans should come in their numbers, I will play songs from my album ‘Nguva Yenyasha’ that has favourites like ‘Number Busy’, ‘Ziya Rangu’ and ‘Sahwira’,” he said.

The musician also explained at length his message in the song “Sahwira” that has another rendition that links the names of circular musicians.

“The song is based on the Biblical chapter, Ezekiel 39. My message is that God is the only one we can rely on as a friend who will not betray us. This is because in life there are enemies who come into our lives for the wrong reasons while disguising themselves as friends,” he said.

Youthful rapper Mudiwa Mtandwa will also be present sharing the stage with Pastor Charles and Olivia Charamba

Mudiwa said: “Since the mid 90s Zimbabwe has been witnessing the emergence of a unique type of gospel music which we are referring to as Zim Gospel. It is not made up of one distinct style but incorporates the likes of sungura, soul, R’n’B, mhande, and pansula that are fused.”

Source : The Herald

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