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Family Voices to launch debut album

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FAMILY VOICES, one of the most celebrated gospel groups in Bulawayo, is scheduled to launch a debut album Time for Breaking Through, month end.

NONHLANHLA SIBANDA
Own Correspondent

The launch is set for the Family of God church auditorium on August 30.

The 12-track album was recorded at one of South Africa’s leading studios, Jazz Worx.

It consists of tracks such as A ah, a song which talks about the second-coming of Jesus Christ, Stay with Me, which pleads with God to stay within an individual, and the possible title track Time for Breaking Through.

“Time for Breaking Through is our first debut release and we promise that a whole lot more will be coming from us in the near future,” the group posted on Facebook.

The all-male group known their energetic performances, is made up of Tinashe Chitsaka, Luke Kamanga, Ronald Sithole, Bobby James, Bazel Mafu and Brighton Ncube.

The group has been in the music scene for 14 years.

“Our group was founded in the late 1999s and has been going strong ever since.

“Those who have had the opportunity to hear us have always been left enthused by the showcasing of our ‘gifting’ and our ability to display the best in talent as far as vocal ‘boy bands’ are concerned,” the group added.

“We travelled to many parts of Southern African countries with a mission of reaching out with the message of God’s love through the provision of his son Jesus Christ who died for all mankind, shed blood and conquered death and is now seated at the right hand of the Father in heaven.”

The a cappella singing sensation walked away with the first prize at the inaugural Bulawayo’s Got Talent finals held at the Bulawayo Theatre in May 2011. The group was nominated among a cappella groups vying for the Bulawayo Novelties Awards in 2013.

The ensemble had an opportunity of featuring on South Africa’s drama Muvhango, screened on SABC 2 in May this year.

It had been working on the upcoming album and met up with directors of the drama in the studio who were pleased with their work and extended an invite for them to feature in one of the most awaited episodes where Thandaza and Ranthumeng remarried.

They have shared the stage with Harare gospel group ZimPraise and Oliver Mtukudzi.
Family Voices has won the hearts of gospel lovers as it cuts across the denominational divide and can sing through Vapostori, ZCC, Methodist and imbube songs effortlessly.

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