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Former street kid appeals for help to advance mbira music career

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Former street kid appeals for help to advance mbira music career


Ancilla Gotore


MASVINGO – His performance was the icing on the cake for a recent book launch in Masvingo.

Tichaona Masamha strummed his mbira instrument like a possessed spirit. He looked like a veteran and one least expects such from a musician of his age.

Masamha looks forward to a full career in mbira music and is appealing to well-wishers to assist him settle down.

He currently has just a place to sleep given to him by a Good Samaritan at Zimuto Police Camp in Masvingo. He says he would do much better in his music career if his life becomes more stable.

Musamha thanked Zimbabwe Performing Arts in Schools Trust (Zimpast) director, Tachamupei Comfort Nyandoro for extracting him out of street life and introducing him to the world of arts.

He has since launched an album with six tracks titled Tariro.

Musamha said he joined street life in 2013 after running away from his rural home in Nherere Village under Chief Marozva in Bikita and he got assistance from Nyandoro to record his album last year.

His ambition is to do well in mbira music so that he helps his mother, Chipo Musamha and his three siblings who he said are living in abject poverty.

“I have known poverty and I lived poverty. I know that with support from well-wishers I can do well with my mbira music career and look after my mother and siblings one day.

“I am therefore appealing to well-wishers to assist me in my music career,” said Masamha

Well-wishers can contact him on 0780 870 098 and his Ecocash number is 0781 648 989.

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