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Rising AfroJazz Artiste’s COVID-19 Experience Relived At MUHAG

MUHAG

By Tafadzwa Muranganwa

 

Popular Afrojazz artiste, Maizon Tazvitya is going to perform his latest offering, Karwiyo Kaya at the Munich-Harare Arts Gathering(MUHAG) tomorrow and the song is about how the Covid-19 pandemic took a toll on his budding career among many other turmoils.

 

Speaking to this publication, the ‘Majurumbwe’ hit-maker said he penned the song after enduring loss of income, relatives, and friends owing to the pandemic.

 

“Karwiyo Kaya(That Song) was written after I was severely affected by the loss of income owing Covid-19 induced lockdown

 

The pandemic affected anyone despite your social status and it shook me most when a lady I knew very well succumbed to the virus. It is after that I reflected on the turmoil to thank the Almighty for keeping me and my family alive,” says the Ancient Tribes band leader who will be performing tomorrow evening at MUHAG.

 

Maizon boasts of a rich discography that includes songs like Handimbochema, Tamari, KwaMungezi, Sorry, and Ndinokuda.

 

The former CHIPAWO mentee will perform alongside Blessing ‘Bled’ Chimanga, Xcape, Taffie, Deafening Opera, Dudu Manhenga, Young Chamber Choir Lucente, Jochen Kraus & Julia Engelhart, Hope Masike, Arno Wahler, Jobarteh Kunda, Kudzie Kayz, Stadtkapelle ,Germering, Munya Nyamarebvu, Fenice, Accordeon in Concert, Pamuzinda, Harp Duo Franziska Eimer & Andrea Regenauer.

 

This year’s MUHAG celebrates its 25th anniversary of city partnerships between Harare, Zimbabwe, and Munich, Germany.

 

The concert is funded by the City of Munich, Department of Arts and it will open today through to the weekend.

 

Because of the Covid-19 induced lockdown, the performing artistes are going to stage pre-recorded shows which will then be streamed live on YouTube  https://youtu.be/yHPOOHyngmA and many Facebook pages

 

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