Friday, 07 September 2012 14:09
FORMER Orchestra Mberikwazvo rhythm guitarist, Zakaria Zakaria has tried his hand in jazz music and is set to launch a distinct and unique second project next week.
Zakaria, who has followed sungura music religiously since his historic stint with Khiama Boys as a teenager two decades ago, is set to surprise many by venturing into uptown music, better known as jazz music.
Simply known as Zaka Zaka, the shy and talented musician, this week said he will continue loving sungura music until his last breath.
"My new album will be out next week and I am glad to officially announce to my fans that I included songs with heavy jazz beats.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Kubatana is a hard-core jazz song and I hope my fans will like it. The new six-track album which I am yet to christen has tracks like Julie, Vabereki, Tsika dzedu, Kubatana and Zvikomo. I love sungura music, but I have always admired jazz," he said.
The Chilli Band front man added that he was happy with music lovers' response towards his music ever since his emotional and unpopular separation with one of the largest band in the country, Orchestra Mberikwazvo.
"Fans have been there for me and I appreciate that. I am facing various challenges like any other musician, but I believe I am getting stronger by each day."
Unlike his debut album which was recorded at his former pay master's studio, Last Power Media, his forthcoming album was recorded at Diamond Studios. Zaka left Orchestra Mberikwazvo on January 26 last year before he recorded his debut project, Tererai which contains tracks like Zvipo, Mubvunzo, Chikumbiro and Kushungurudza.