30 SEP, 2020 – 00:09 0 COMMENTS 1 IMAGES
Australia-based Zimbabwean Afro-jazz musician, Mabasa Lennox Ziyambi, affectionately known as “General Bazuka” has said his latest offering was inspired by personal experiences and societal settings.
General Bazuka recently launched his first solo six-track conscious album titled “Freedom”, which has songs like, “Mhenya”, “Ndiendesei”, “Haungadaro”, “Naira Yangu”, “Honai” and the title track “Freedom”. The album Freedom was done by two producers, Casper Beatz (Zimbabwean) and Value Music production in Australia.
“This is my first project as a solo artiste,” said General Bazuka. “I sing with Faith Candy and I have also ventured into conscious music. All the tracks on ‘Freedom’ are based on real life issues.
“Some are personal, while others are the things we see on television and surroundings. “Freedom” was influenced by world injustice like the police brutality and racism, in particular the death of an African American George Floyd.”
General Bazuka said the title track was advocating for peace and social justice.
“On, ‘Mhenya, it talks about choosing a life partner. No one knows your choice better than yourself, while “Haungadaro” is a sad song about losing your loved one and the Covid-19 situation not allowing us to pay our last respects,” he said.