In celebration of 30 years in the music industry, Zimbabwean guitarist and producer Clive ‘Mono’ Mukundu hosted a triple launch of his second book, 10th album and a tutorial DVD in the capital on Wednesday (yesterday).
After working with a number of artists including the legendary Oliver ‘Tuku’ Mtukudzi and the late Tongai ‘Dhewa’ Moyo among many prominent musicians, Mukundu celebrated milestones achieved in his 30 years of music with the launch his second book ‘Poor and Famous’, a tutorial DVD and his 10th album titled ‘Acoustic Re-visit’.
Mukundu said his offerings were made with the contemplation of improving the local music industry adding after the launch, he is now working on launching a music studio to support local artists.
“I’m celebrating 30 years in music i am launching my 10th album, a DVD tutorial and my second book. In future as the music industry is becoming more commercially inclined, i want to launch a music studio to support disadvantaged local musicians with potential,” he said.
Archivist Joyce Jenje Makwenda and Daisy Mtukudzi who were part of the guests at the event concurred Mukundu’s works are remarkable a treasure for Zimbabwe’s arts industry.
After the launch of his first book last year, the second offering ‘Poor and Famous’ will be of much benefit to musicians as it covers a number of issues on the local and international music industry, echoed Mukundu.
‘Acoustic Re-visit’ is an eight-track album which has songs like ‘Kugarira Maoko’, ‘Mushonga’, ‘No Jambwa’ and ‘Wife Material’ and features artists like the late Sam Mtukudzi, Alexio Kawara, and Prudence Katomeni among others.
The new tutorial DVD is considered the first of its kind in the country offering lessons on Zimbabwean guitar styles.