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Gospel musician Tembalami Tagwirei is in the United States for a one-month tour.

The musician who was invited by professors from a college in the US who started an organisation called “It Takes a Village” said all is well so far.

In a telephone interview with The Herald Entertainment, Tembalami said the response during his performances has been overwhelming.

“I was invited to do one event in each selected city. We have done more than 10 shows so far and they still need more. It has been an amazing experience. We have performed in New Jersey, Brooklyn, Boston, Cazenovia University, North Carolina, Sheraton Srycuse University, Onondaga University, Liverpool Syracuse, Texas, Washington DC and New Jersey,” he said.

The “Trading Sorrows” hitmaker said he had learnt a lot from the tour. “The pressure is too much and I am happy with the way people, especially Zimbabweans living here appreciate and support our music.

“You could see how they were touched by most of the songs. “I can’t even fulfil some of the shows because of time but we are trying to squeeze performances,” he said.

He said apart from the music, they have been involved in charity projects.

“The show organisers also arranged a tour of some of the orphanages in United States. I have been invited to speak in Sociology classes at Cazenovia College about our work in the community and the role of musicians,” he said.

Tembalami said he was happy after being called for television interviews.

“We got a call from one of the TV stations here in US for an interview and we managed to have another live performance in their studio and I have posted the clip on Facebook.

“I had an opportunity to talk about the work that we Zimbabweans are doing, especially taking care of the underprivileged,” he said.

The musician said he sang songs from his two albums such as “Bayete”, “Mhanya”, “Ndoenda”, “Awesome God”, “Tomurumbidza” and “Hande” among others.

He said the songs such as “Ndoenda” and “Trading My Sorrows (Tomurumbidza medley) have been hits even with non-Zimbabweans.

Source : The Herald

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