vic kunonga.jpgJazz artist Victor Kunonga has released a new album which was recorded in Victoria Falls and mastered in South Africa. The new album is entitled Handinete.

Victor Kunonga needs no introduction in the arts industry as already he commands a good following in the afro jazz fusion genre and his third album-Handinete is on offer following its launch in Harare recently.


The artist recorded the album in the resort town of Victoria Falls’ choc studios before being mastered down south. The new album reflects the artists’ dedication and patience in the industry which has seen some bug names fall by the way side as the going gets tough.

It also reflects his personal tenacity and the difficulties he has endured in his life given the fact that he started working on it in 2006 but failed to adequately market due to lack of sponsorship.

The album is a continuation of Victor’s social commentary efforts portraying daily happenings in life but has a dedication to his wife in the track Pfungwa.

Handinete’s launch in Harare was made possible through the partnership between Kunonga and Twalumba Holdings a trend which should be emulated elsewhere. Speaking during the album launch Miriam Sibanda the chief operating officer for the sponsors said Victor’s music is a making difference in people’s lives hence the partnership.

Amongst the ten track album are the following-Maramba Kukura-a song which tells a story of elderly men that date very young girls other like Wega Wega, Marungeya, Kusadzidza, Hurombo, Mufaro, Rudo, Toita sei and Watinyepera are a must for serious jazz followers.

Kunonga’s music is influenced by Oliver Mtukudzi and his guitar is directly linked to Zimbabwean jazz sensation Louis Mhlanga based in South Africa. The artist however says his music has an influence of yesteryear artists like-Devera Ngwena, Bhundu Boys, Four brothers, Jonah Sithole and Deep Horizon.