and sensational mbira queen Chiwoniso Maraire and several other international artistes is set for release this December.
The project, which is an initiative of Medecins Sans Frontiers Spain (Doctors without Borders) has national and international artistes collaborating with their Zimbabwean counterparts.
MSF Head of Mission in Zimbabwe Ms Mari Vinoles said: “The 17-track CD will be launched on December 1 at 7 Arts Cinema in Avondale as the nation celebrates World Aids Day”. Titled “Positive Generation: Voices for an HIV-Free Future”, the documentary has been described as “an outstanding feat of musical fusion”. With her soothing voice hitting those high notes, Estelle splashes her touch of soul to the song “It’s All We Need” on which she collaborated with Siyabonga choir.
Mtukudzi, whose music and works of philanthropy have earned him a role as Unicef Goodwill Ambassador, features on the song “One by One” with Jimila Choir. Tuku’s deep voice is unmistakable as he fuses the lyrics and his inimitable acoustic guitar.
The song talks about life in a community before the emergence of anti-retroviral drugs.
They pitch up the lyrics as they start to sing about how ARVs have given hope and a new lease of life to many people in Zimbabwe and beyond. Chiwoniso also features with her perfect blend of traditional African soul and the modern spirit collaborates with David Broza of Israel, Ivan Melon Lewis, a classically trained pianist from Cuba, Spanish musician Ariadana Castellanos and the Jimila Choir on the track “Galgal Hatzala” (The Lifeline).