NEWLY formed choral group, The Glorious Melodies, has vowed to change the game and improve livelihoods of communities through empowerment programmes.
The 60-member choir, which boasts of phenomenal choristers, instrumentalists and choreographers, recently launched its debut album entitled “Glorious Melodies Volume 1” at the Zimbabwe College of Music where arts regulators chiefs blessed the choir. Recorded at Norton-based Pakare Paye Studios, the album carry 12 tracks which are full of anointing from end to end.
These include “Takapiwa Mazwi”, “Ndisimbise”, “Makristu Tasangana”, Sheundondifambisa (hymn)”, “Koloi”, “Amen”, “Ndendende”, “Dzimwe nguva”, “Manuwere”, “Wehama Usadzoke Shure” and “Hakuna Wakafanan Naye”. In an interview, The Glorious Melodies spokesperson, Bonny Kanyenze said they were determined to meet some of their objectives.
“Glorious Melodies Choir is a registered membership driven community and welfare Trust based in Chitungwiza and Harare with a membership of 100 people from an age group of 16 years and above.
“It is also tasked with nurturing of talent in art and music, sustainable livelihoods projects, awareness campaigns and community driven initiatives,” said Kanyenze.
He added: “As part of our programmes, so far we have managed to actively engage in community initiatives and projects such as Water Day commemorations and the Day of the African Child that was hosted by Deborah Heart Foundation and Safe Hands Day Care.
“We also managed to set up a choir at Mutau High School in Hurungwe, Mashonalnd West.”
Fellow artistes led by Dr Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi, National Arts Council of Zimbabwe officials and choral music lovers graced the event. Representatives from the Ministry of Rural Development, Promotion and Preservation of National Culture and Heritage also graced the event.