As a lot as it’s possible you’ll be a superb musician, if you’re not fortunate, you’ll not realise your goals. I occurred to be very fortunate to come back throughout a diplomat from Japan who understood my story and scenario. This nice girl has managed to hold us this far. Jenaguru Arts Centre has executed nice work via this girl referred to as Tomoko Takahashi. I used to be found by a foreigner, when my fellow comrades had been supposed to answer my request. I give the reward and honour to our Almighty God.
In 1995 at Gwanzura Stadium, the late Cde Nathan Shamhuyarira and his spouse got here to the Jenaguru Music Pageant to honour Thomas Mapfumo with a 21-carat gold medal. It was electrical, the followers had been on fireplace. It was additionally an amazing honour for Jenaguru Arts Centre to use to the College of Zimbabwe for Mapfumo and Ambuya Stella Rambisai Chiweshe to be conferred with honorary levels.
Jenaguru Arts Centre additionally wrote to Harare Metropolis Council for Mapfumo to be given the liberty of the town alongside First Road. As Jenaguru Arts Centre, we managed to purchase tombstones for James Chimombe, Solomon Skuza, Tobias Areketa, Susan Mapfumo, Leonard Picket Chiyangwa, Charles Mapika and Jordan Chataika. We’re at present organising two extra tombstones for Biggie Tembo and Tinei Chikupo. I get pleasure from working with kids, grooming them and seeing them develop. We pay faculty charges for all youngsters who qualify to affix Jenaguru Music and Dance Group. We offer almost all the necessities. I simply get pleasure from serving to the much less privileged. We’ve got been sourcing for donations for faculties in Zimbabwe, in addition to orphanages, church buildings and the disabled.
Native music trade
The music trade is in the present day awash with so many musicians, with nice expertise. All of them need to fly, but it surely takes some time to get there.
Our music trade is not going to develop as a lot as we’d need due to the absence of management from the federal government facet, parastatal facet and musicians themselves who’ve did not kind a viable union of musicians. Many musicians in Zimbabwean have managed to penetrate the worldwide market.
They’re carrying the Zimbabwean flag excessive, and for that I salute them. What makes me sad is the shortage of coordination amongst musicians. Those that have managed to show themselves to the worldwide viewers should realise that it’s their responsibility and duty to hold on board those that are nonetheless climbing. Zimbabwean musicians don’t share info. Self-centred. Jonah Sithole died with out instructing anybody play mbira on a guitar, the identical with Elisha Josamu. Oliver Mtukudzi, despite the fact that he travelled the world over, he by no means launched different up-and-coming artistes to his worldwide viewers. This time, we should always copy what musicians in Congo, Nigeria, Mali, Senegal are doing, for the sake of offering a revered face of the music trade. Allow us to carry one another wherever we go. As I stated earlier on, our power is in numbers.
My largest problem has been my character — short-tempered — able to trade blows on the slightest provocation. I grew up in a tough scenario and I needed to run away from poverty, however when folks realised that I used to be aiming for higher issues, they stood in my method. I used to be younger at the moment, filled with vitality and I noticed it match to simply eliminate anybody who stood in my method.
I by no means needed to return to farm life because it was a nightmare for me. Now I’m 60 years outdated, for the sake of reflection, I additionally take this chance to apologise to all these I disenchanted. We make errors as we develop, however we should study from errors, what is meant to be good and that which needs to be condemned. I put on a sober face now, able to get pleasure from myself in a dignified method.
Our Jenaguru Music and Dance Group members are making us proud by excelling in school. We’re organising with them to decide on a college of their alternative, both in South Korea or Japan. They’re identified already in most of the excessive studying centres due to the cultural trade programmes we companion with universities yearly. It’s time, proper now, to study to share, even essentially the most beneficial that you could be consider. United we stand.
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