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Entertainment - Date: 10 July 2021
Written by: Tshifhiwa Mukwevho / Viewed: 1043
Sivhara Mulaudzi, local pianist, guitarist, and composer, will be releasing his sixth album, titled Bhingiman, on 17 July this year.
Bhingiman follows his previous and very successful album, Reggae Makosa II, which was released last year amidst the Covid pandemic.
“The name Bhingiman suggests a person’s closest friend who then betrays the ones who love him or her,” he explained. “I am trying to show that, most of the time, people are hurt by those they love, which is really a bad thing.”
The album comprises ten songs, including Lalalaa, Lockdown, Bhingiman (title track), Matshonise, Ro tambula, Mulandu u na vhahulwane and Bhingi Dub and was recorded at Rise-up Records and produced by the highly skilled Ananius Begwa.
This multi-talented musician, who resides at Ha-Khakhu Village, has taught his wife to play the piano and his daughter to play bass. “I grew up listening to good music by great artists like Thomas Mapfumo and Joseph Hill. Those two musicians inspired me. So, I got to play a guitar without even daring to dream about one day recording my own music. In fact, music had been in my blood for many decades.”
Sivhara learned to play the guitar, keyboards, drums, and trumpet at a young age. “Even today I do music for the love of it, and not for money. If money comes in, I view it as a bonus and appreciate it.”
Sivhara, who ranks among some of the greatest reggae musicians and still values live performances because of the kind of vibe it creates when they perform in front of an audience, kept music lovers swaying to the rhythm when his family band live-streamed their music from their home during the lockdown last year.
He said that the Covid-19 regulations continued to make life hard for most people in the country. “The pandemic is disturbing everything, but I know that we will go back to our normal lives soon,” he said. “JAH will heal our world.”
Earlier work by him include the albums Changes (2009), Sivhara (2010), Ndo lora (2011), Thithi (2017), Big Fat Dog (2019), and Reggae Makossa 1 (2020).
Sivhara can be followed on Facebook or reached on 071 554 3844.
Sivhara Mulaudzi is a pianist, guitarist, and composer of note. Picture supplied.
Tshifhiwa Given Mukwevho was born in 1984 in Madombidzha village, not far from Louis Trichardt in the Limpopo Province. After submitting articles for roughly a year for Limpopo Mirror's youth supplement, Makoya, he started writing for the main newspaper. He is a prolific writer who published his first book, titled A Traumatic Revenge in 2011. It focusses on life on the street and how to survive amidst poverty. His second book titled The Violent Gestures of Life was published in 2014.