MORE than 10 dancehall artistes will converge at Sekusile shopping centre in Nkulumane, Bulawayo, tomorrow to launch a song intended to create awareness about the deadly Ebola epidemic which has so far claimed more than 4 000 lives in West Africa.
The initiative is the brainchild of local music producer Brooklyn Gijima.
“I decided to raise awareness about this epidemic which is a cause for concern the world over,” Gijima said.
“Once artistes put a concerted effort towards something, the right people listen, so this tune has a theme where people ask authorities and society to be aware of this deadly phenomenon,” Gijima said.
“People should not consider Ebola a West African pandemic only because it only takes one case to introduce it elsewhere so everybody must be conscious about the threat it poses to their lives, that is our sermon in the song,” he added.
The musician said he would use the launch to shoot a medley video for his tune where all the artistes would sing portions of their songs.
He implored all fans to be part of this video by attending in numbers.
“None of the music on this rhythm has been released to the public because we made sure that after recording, artistes left the music with us and it was put under lock and key. That means everyone present on Saturday will get the latest music,” he added.
Artistes involved in the project include DJ Tawaz, Bovas and Centre Party from Bulawayo. Gijima indicated that he had sent the tune around the country and performers like Junior Tiff, Tally B and Yoz have also worked on pieces for the album.
“This is a very critical issue and I believe we can get more people including foreigners to pass messages about this virus via this platform,” he said.
“It’s not usual to see artistes from this city working together, but this is the dawn of a new era and as you can see on the cover for the album we are proudly Bulawayo which we will prove at Sekusile tomorrow,” the artist- cum-producer added.