Darlington Mutseta, aka Mambo Dhuterere, says one unique aspect about his music (which he also labels Dhuterere) is that it addresses the challenges of mainly the poor.
Speaking on the sidelines of a video shoot for his fourth and latest album titled Zvinodzimba Ngoni, the gospel poet said poverty was a unifying factor among people of the Africa race and “chances are that even the rich have at one time passed through the College of Poverty”.
“So, when I sing about financial, social and other problems, I know for a fact that I have touched a soft spot on the breadth of my fan base. Nyangwe Mambo Dhuterere havasati vakuwanawo, he also belongs to that class of the have-nots,” he said.
“I live with the people and I hear their stories. I have come to a conclusion that most of them have a humble background and my desire is to remind them that God has a mission to fulfil as regards their situation. Some day they will look back and testify that the God they serve is one of wonders.”
The Dare Guru hit-maker is in the process of shooting videos to support his latest release which has the potential to fare better than his three other albums — Tsamba, Dhuterere and Dare Guru.
Dhuterere, like rain out of thunder, stormed onto the gospel music scene and instantly hit a white patch as many welcomed his unique acapella music which he fuses with dosages of hard-hitting, raw poetry.
Oftentimes, he plucks characters from the Bible whom he uses as examples in his songs, the likes of David, Sarah, Job and Samuel. And on a couple of occasions, he uses traditional instruments such as marimba to bring out a cultural feel to his music. Read full story