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Harare, Harare Province, Zimbabwe | Established. Jan 01, 2014 | SELF

Harare, Harare Province, Zimbabwe | SELF
Established on Jan, 2014
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"sasha roped into mafikizolo gig"

AFRO-FUSION songbird Sasha “Amadhuve” Chiedzo is the latest local artiste to perform at the Mafikizolo Back in Town concert scheduled for November 8 in Harare.

Sasha was yesterday over the moon after her name was included on the list of local artistes set to share the stage with the top South African duet.

She told NewsDay Life& Style that this was a stepping stone in her career and expressed hope that it would mark the beginning of greater things for her.

“I feel greatly honoured to be given a chance to play alongside one of Africa’s finest, especially after having played alongside Jah Prayzah just a few days ago at the braai out,” she said.

“For me, this is the stepping stone that every upcoming artiste wishes to lay their feet on. For me, this marks the beginning of greater things to come and I have now firmly set my eyes on the regional and international market.”

Sasha said she believed that having her music likened to Mbuya Madhuve — her late aunt — and the late Chiwoniso Maraire could have influenced the organisers of the show to rope her in.

“Most people think that I fit into the gap left by auntie, Mbuya Madhuve. Others say I remind them of Chiwoniso Maraire. Others feel I am a Stella Chiweshe in the making. So it is this deep root in Zimbabwean traditional music that made the organisers rope me into the show,” she said. - newsday zimbabwe


"sasha goes uptown"

By Style Reporter

Zimbabwean urban centres have in the last few years witnessed an increase in ethnic-themed nights in nightclubs and other entertainment spots as artistes diversify their revenue streams.

On the other hand, adding a little something special on a weeknight could also help nightclub owners lure patrons.

Lately, there has been an reinvention of traditional music in cities and Afro-fusion musician Sasha Lishomwa, simply known as Amadhuve Sasha (pictured right)
in music circles, is among a group of musicians who are taking the ethnic beat into the urban spaces.

“I am happy to announce that I am having ethnic nights dubbed Traditional Saturday at Zim Café every week in Harare,” said Sasha.

“I have roped in two traditional dancers and mbira players to complement my backing team of instrumentalists. We now have a strong team of instrumentalists and
the backing vocalists… These are pure traditional nights,” she said.

A niece to the late mbira player Edna Chizema, otherwise known as Mbuya Madhuve, Amadhuve Sasha is a regular entertainer in Harare where she is a resident performer at a local hotel.

She said the Traditional Saturday was a unique gig meant to “revisit our traditional lifestyles”.

“We will be celebrating our traditional way of life through dance and music. We invite those interested to come every Saturday and see us in action,” she said.

A product of Progress Chipfumo’s Sound of Motherland outfit, Amadhuve Sasha started singing at a tender age in the AFM Church with the likes of Kiren Darare
and Sebastan Magacha. She said she never looked back, joining the mainstream music scene that saw her moving from one group to another.

She said she was working on her forthcoming project, an album titled Mutsindo.

The 35-year-old singer said she was now ripe and ready to conquer the world on her own considering the lengthy journey she had travelled before going solo.

“I now feel that I have got what it takes to be at the top having shared the stage with almost every big artiste in Zimbabwe. I have learnt my lessons and I am
always learning and improving my act,” she said.

Amadhuve Sasha introduced her debut single titled Two-timer at a successful launch ceremony held at Club Las Vegas in May last year. Her music is classified as
Afro-fusion with a deep assortment of mbira and marimba. - The standard


"Braai Fest preps go a gear up"

Arts Reporter
MBIRA sensation aMadhuve Sasha will add traditional flavour to Braai Out Festival slated for Saturday at Kingfisher Park in Harare. aMadhuve Sasha will join Jah Prayzah and disc jockeys Hush, Harshai Bhana, Killer Priest, Merciless and King, among others. Celebrated radio presenters Chamvary and MC Rue are expected to host the event where Jah Prayzah’s son, Mukudzei Jnr, will entertain children during the afternoon.

Mukudzei Jnr will join his father when he takes to the stage, in what appears to be a first in the history of music festivals in the country.

aMadhuve Sasha said she was geared for the Saturday event.
“We have new music that will be performing at Kingfisher Park. The new music was supposed to have hit the streets a few weeks ago but we decided to shelve the album for the time being.

“I am sure it will be ready early next year,” she said. Jah Prayzah’s manager, Keen Mushapaidze, said:
“The best is what we promise come Saturday, like always, those coming should expect a good show from JP and the entire band.

“It is also highly likely that Mukudzei Jnr will join him on stage during his performance after an afternoon of mixing and mingling with people, especially children.
“Mukudzei Jnr will be hosting various children challenge games.”

Braai Out Festival organiser Nigel Chinovhiringa said preparations were on course with everything going according to script.
“We are geared up and look forward to yet another great show. We urge people to come out early, as we have a number of activities for family and children during the afternoon.

“We also have an exciting line-up for the evening session,” he said.
This is the third edition of the Braai Out Festival, which comes hard on the heels of the two preceding highly successful events. - The herald


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Amadhuve sasha is a female artist who has a very powerful and amazing voice and plays mbira and African traditional percussion, she leads an eight (8) member band comprising of  drummer cum backing vocalist, lead guitar, bass guitar, keyboards,mbira player  and 2 dancers cum backing vocalist.aMadhuve sasha is the face of zimbabwean shona traditions,cultural values and norms

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