sékuru/, noun · synonyms: asekuru · dialects/origins: Karanga, Korekore, Manyika, Zezuru.
SEKURU EP, OUT NOW
1. Kutaura Kwevakuru
backing vocals by Dalia Majongwe, Chipo Kureya & Jane Josiah (prod. by Sekuru)
2. Vadzimu Nditakure
feat. Chipo Kureya (prod. by Sekuru)
feat. Dalia Majongwe (prod. by Sekuru)
(prod. by Sekuru)
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The self-titled EP is a call to the young generation who kept the mbira music alive. Now as he joins MADE IN ZWE in the mission to bring about a cultural renaissance leading all roads to Africa. He gives you himself ‘SEKURU’, a 4 track EP and introduction to his digital monograph of music, stories, and life experiences; OUT NOW all platforms.
Gabriel ‘Sekuru’ Makamanzi
is a renowned mbira artist and cultural educator from Zimbabwe. Known simply as Sekuru to his fans and colleagues, he has dedicated his life to promoting the richness and beauty of African culture through the universal language of music.
Sekuru has headlined numerous stages and international festivals worldwide, performing alongside some of the biggest names in African music, such as Shingai, Thomas Mapfumo, Mbuya Stella Chiweshe, and his late mentor, Andy Brown. He is widely regarded as one of the most gifted and dynamic mbira players of his generation, using his unique prowess to captivate audiences with his soulful and rhythmic melodies.
Beyond his impressive stage presence, Sekuru is also a celebrated cultural educator. He teaches in schools and organizations across the UK, sharing his knowledge and passion for African music and culture with students of all ages. Through his work, Sekuru empowers global communities to gain a grander appreciation of African heritage and traditions.
Throughout his career, Sekuru has earned recognition and acclaim for his contributions to African music and culture. He is a respected elder in his community and an inspiration to countless fans around the world. His music and teachings continue to inspire and uplift all who have the privilege to experience them.
Written, performed, recorded, produced and mixed by Gabriel Makamanzi Bass mbira on Muroro & Vadzimu Nditakure by Tendai Bhasvi Artwork Designed by KUDA & Brendon Rangwani Copywritten by Tatenda Murigo & Kuda Executive produced by Gabriel Makamanzi & KUDA Creative Director: Kuda — MADE IN ZWE © 2021