AFTER successfully debuting with Bhatshi — a tribal house hit popularly known as Zvangu Zvamuka which became a club banger last year — Bulawayo-based traditional dance group Kwabatsha has released yet another hit, Magitare which has become a hit in local entertainment circles.
The 23-member dance outfit collaborated with South African producer Tabeka Siphe and Botswana’s Laninah Benz on their latest offering.
Kwabatsha Dance Company director and co-founder Trust Madolo Gumbo told Southern Eye Lifestyle that he originally composed the song Magitare/Ebumnandini and later on collaborated with Benz who had also done her own project.
“We had done our projects separately and then collaborated on Magitare vocals,” Gumbo said.
“The song is a masterpiece. It is a groovy jam that refers to Magitare term as a way of spending cash and having fun.”
Gumbo said the song was “wreaking havoc” in entertainment circles with approximately 8 000 downloads in less than a month since its release.
“The song is a hit – it is overwhelming. In Botswana and Namibia the song is a club banger while it has recorded about 7 900 downloads in less than a month,” he said.
The ensemble — a remnant of Amawumbo Dance group — was for almost five years involved primarily on traditional dance only to emerge with a musical release of their solo Bhatshi which was mistaken for a South African song.
Since then the group has taken their new-found talent passionately, featuring on numerous singles which have topped music charts while releasing their own masterpieces.