Ndolwane Super Sounds splinter member releases solo album

Ndolwane Super Sounds splinter member releases solo album
Published: 09 January 2012 (14273 Views)
Ndolwane Super Sounds splinter member Charles Ndebele has come up with a sizzling seven-track solo album, Azibuye Emasisweni, just a few months after the break-up with group leader Martin Sibanda.

The latest offering was released at a colourful ceremony held over the weekend at a local pub in the city.

In his latest album, Ndebele draws together different listeners as he belts out his tracks in five languages namely Ndebele, Tswana, Venda, Shona and Kalanga.

This is Charles' first project after the group's split a few months ago due to several differences.

In an interview, the South Africa-based artiste said he decided to go into the studio due to public demand, as his former mate seemed to be doing well.

"I did not want to act as if I am competing but it is the people who saw more of Martin on the local scene and thought I was out of the game but I decided to surprise them with this new album.

I will not quit music, neither will I leave Ndolwane Super Sounds. I am among the founder-members and I cannot let go a band I helped to build," said the upbeat Ndebele.

He said he was working on establishing local offices in the city as he plans to stage more shows in the country during the year.

The co-founder of the group has also come up with a brand name, Amangwe 1.

Ndolwane Super Sounds made headlines recently after the sudden and unexpected split between Ndebele and Sibanda, the leaders of the group.

Following the split, the duo shared the brand name, band members and instruments.

Ndebele's latest piece, which was recorded in Harare at Shed Studios, features a number of interesting tracks that would surely bring back memories of the group during its heyday.

Some of the tracks to look forward to on the album are Idlozi Lami, Inhlelo Zami, and Amasiko, Umthwakazi, Usemncane, Amasiko Part Two, the title track Azibuye Emasisweni and Mfowethu, a tribute to his late cousin and co-founder Absalom Ndebele.

Absalom passed on in 2007 in a tragic accident along the Bulawayo-Harare highway while on his way to attend Last Fatiya's funeral who was also a band member.

The title track Azibuye Emasisweni bemoans cultural erosion in the country and calls upon the elders to instill values in the youth so as to preserve traditional values.

The track Idlozi Lami tackles the role of ancestral spirits in our day-to-day lives. In this track, Ndebele says sometimes people go way too far in trying to appease the ancestors but to no avail.

The group, which hails from Ndolwane area in Bulilima, Matabeleland South Province, was founded in 1993. It has over the years established itself as a force to reckon with in the music industry in this part of the country and in Johannesburg where it is still based.

It became popular through such albums as Kulindawo, Zambani Likaphondo, Africa, Qiniso and Sunduza, among others, and their last offering, Zethembe, was in 2009.

- chronicle

Tags: Ndolwane, Album,
 0

You May Like These Videos

Comments

There are no comments.

Latest stories

Dumiso Dabengwa a dissident that never was

by Don Chigumba | 24 May 2019 | 29 Views

Twitter defends Welshman Ncube

by Mandla Ndlovu | 24 May 2019 | 33 Views

Online bingo industry predictions

by Staff Writer | 24 May 2019 | 22 Views

Trevor Ncube angry at Colcom over pork pie

by Mandla Ndlovu | 24 May 2019 | 34 Views

Dr Dabengwa an undisputed war of liberation hero

by Njabulo | 24 May 2019 | 24 Views

The other side of Rhodesia’s education system

by Rejoice Ngwenya | 24 May 2019 | 25 Views

Gukurahundi issue to be addressed internally, says Mohadi

by Staff Reporter | 24 May 2019 | 20 Views

Ex-MDC Youth leader warns Chamisa

by Mandla Ndlovu | 24 May 2019 | 28 Views

Thokozani Khupe prepares for extraordinary Congress

by Mandla Ndlovu | 24 May 2019 | 24 Views

Theresa May quits as UK prime minister

by Staff Reporter | 24 May 2019 | 123 Views

Dilemma of political emotions vs the Unity Accord of 1987

by D. Kamamba. | 24 May 2019 | 127 Views

Another Zimbabwean 'Beast' charms Sharks

by Staff reporter | 24 May 2019 | 108 Views

What Dabengwa said about Chiwenga and Perence Shiri

by Mandla Ndlovu | 24 May 2019 | 196 Views

Chiwenga, Zimbabwe army to boot out Mnangagwa through 'operation restore economy'

by Itai Mushekwe/Mary-Kate Kahari | 24 May 2019 | 201 Views

Dedication to Cde Dabengwa

by Iphithule Thembani KaMaphosa | 24 May 2019 | 98 Views

Devolution confusion - marginalised communities lose out

by MakhoPrecious Moyo | 24 May 2019 | 91 Views

'Hello Congress delegates! May I deeply kiss your conscience?'

by Nhlanhla Moses | 24 May 2019 | 149 Views

Political Reforms can UNITE Zimbabwe

by Darlington Nyambiya And Farai Maguwu | 24 May 2019 | 96 Views

Zanu-PF and the football connection

by AT Kadada | 24 May 2019 | 92 Views

A candle blown off from Chinehasha Village in Chiweshe

by Thomas Murisa | 24 May 2019 | 73 Views

Mthwakazi National Party pay tribute to Dr Dumiso Dabengwa!

by Mthwakazi National Party | 24 May 2019 | 54 Views

Zimbabwe EFF CIC's profile

by Zim EFF | 24 May 2019 | 125 Views

'Mining sector to reap from liberalised inter-bank rates'

by Staff reporter | 24 May 2019 | 94 Views

Another 'Beast' charms Sharks

by Staff reporter | 24 May 2019 | 87 Views

Mnangagwa's 'Open for business' mantra collapses

by Staff reporter | 24 May 2019 | 90 Views

Mugabe's spooks boss bashed to death: Post-mortem

by Staff reporter | 24 May 2019 | 109 Views

Canada miner in talks to buy Zimbabwe gold project

by Bloomberg | 24 May 2019 | 87 Views

Populist policies can only suffocate Zupco more

by Faith Zaba | 24 May 2019 | 97 Views

Monetary policy unlikely to resuscitate Zimbabwe economy

by Staff reporter | 24 May 2019 | 93 Views

'No immediate end to load-shedding'

by Staff reporter | 24 May 2019 | 103 Views

Air Zimbabwe legacy debts spook investors

by Staff reporter | 24 May 2019 | 115 Views

'Gukurahundi' stifling healing process

by Staff reporter | 24 May 2019 | 94 Views

Air Zimbabwe stashes US$5m in UK

by Staff reporter | 24 May 2019 | 102 Views