Musicians have been called on to unite and make 2012 a defining year in the fight against piracy which is threatening to destroy the entertainment industry.The call was made by the Zimbabwe Union of Musicians Patron Cde Webster Shamu at the launch of First Farai and his Hurudza Expressâ€™ album at a local club in Harare.
Faraiâ€™s album Pahasha (Love Market) was heavily pirated prior to its release on the 20th of December last year.
Cde Shamu who was guest of honour at the launch ceremony said the only way musicians can defeat the cancer of piracy is through unity of purpose.
Faraiâ€™s album which carries 8 love tracks is a dedication to the late sungura musician Tongai Moyo.
Hurudza Express Manager Pliers Puraene (pron. pu-re-in) said Faraiâ€™s ninth offering is the best sungura can offer as it fuses various sounds of the genre in a dynamic way.
In a show of unity First Farai invited Sulumani Chimbetu, Utakataka expressâ€™ Shiga Shiga and Prosper among others to share the stage with him.
Last month, stakeholders in the music fraternity formed an anti-piracy task force aimed at bringing pirates to book.