Mbira songstress, Mary Anibal is set to debut a new single entitled Gogoride as she seeks to establish her solo career.
The single scheduled for release on 21 September is an encouragement to listeners ,to open up about life struggles, the musician says.
“There are a lot of issues going on in our society and people are not addressing them. Issues of mental health and poor support system has a ripple effect on our society,” Anibal tells TheNewsReport Live in an interview.
“People turn to different kinds of solutions and I am trying to inspire people to communicate, considering all safer methods of dealing with pressure.”
“I am so excited that everyone will get to hear the song and soon we will be unpacking the video,” she said.
Produced by the versatile Daniel Chiweda, Gogoride’s unmistakable mbira touch blended with haunting vocals gives the listener a musical experience, transcending modern and ancient times.
The mbira lover, Mary Anibal debuts Gogoride
The mbira player, one of Zimbabwe’s fastest rising female musicians lending a hand to award winning singer, Jah Prayzah on his recent tour to Canada believes the new single will establish her as an emerging voice in Zimbabwe.
Her passion for the instrument has afforded the musician an opportunity to play in far flung concerts and festivals.
“It sounds great and unique too. is so much fun hearing the audience go wild when they hear it,” the 22-year-old musician says.
While some critics have demonised the mbira, also known as a thumb piano, Anibal says it is as good as any other classical instrument.
“For me the mbira is just as good as a western instrument such as the violin,” the musician billed to performed at the Jacaranda Music Festival adds.