Renowned mbira musician Hope Masike is set to launch her new album next month on the 26th. The album will be launched at the Reps theatre.
The album is titled ‘The exorcism of a spinster’ and will feature 12 tracks. Masike has been working on this project for some years with her last album having been released a few years ago. The new offering has been much awaited by her followers. Masike is expected to live up to her high standards as evidenced in previous albums. Her self titled album did extremely well in 2012 followed by another well crafted piece of work in 2013 titled mbira,love and chocolate.
Masike rose to fame through her ability to play mbira. She has often addressed the issue that she is not a spirit medium but simply likes to play the mbira. She however also loves modern instruments. Masike has toured numerous countries. She has also shared the stage with iconic figures such as Salif keita, Oliver Mutukudzi, Zahara and Mafikizolo among others.
Masike’s soulful melodious voice is one that appeals to almost every class in society. She has won several accolades including outstanding female musician in 2013 and being nominated for a Kora award in 2016 for the song Huyai tinamate.
Most people expressed their excitement at the upcoming album and wished Masike well in all her future projects.Masike has managed to make a name for herself in the male dominated music industry particularly mbira music. She has often accredited her success to her mentor Chiwonise Maraire who was also a force to reckon with in mbira music circles