Reggae music which became popular in Zimbabwe after Robert “Bob” Nesta Marley performed at the independence concert held at Rufaro Stadium on 18 April 1980 has for a long time taken a back seat.
However, there are a few artists who have remained faithful to the genre.
With the massive popularity of Zimdancehall on the music charts, it appears one of the most respected music genres in Zimbabwe reggae music has been lagging behind, however, there are some local reggae artists who are still calling the shots as far as reggae music is concerned.
A ZBC News crew witnessed reggae outfit the Crucial Mix Band performing at a local joint in the capital.
One of the band members Lawrence Karimanzira highlighted the need for reggae artists to work together in order to revamp the music genre.
Reggae is a music genre first developed in Jamaica in the late 1960s.
The genre has spread to many countries across the world, often incorporating local instruments and fusing with other genres.
In Zimbabwe some of the popular reggae artists are Transit Crew, Crucial Mix Band, Ras Trevor Hall and Jah Bless among others.