A Tsholotsho based musical group has recreated the taste of music by coming up with a new genre called Maskandi Hop which has also coincided with the setting up of the first recording studio in the area.
What good can come out of Nazareth? was the statement uttered during Jesus’ days.
However, the same seems to be true when one takes a look at the dusty streets of Tsholotsho as business takes place on a daily basis.
As was the case with the birth of the Messiah in Bethlehem, there has been a new dawn and a recording studio has been set up with a 1-year old group called Amaganyana already making waves.
The group has brought about a new sound called Maskandi Hop which is a fusion of Maskandi and Hip Hop.
With a single album to its sleeve, the group reveals that Maskandi Hop is not a new style but a recreation of what has always been there.
The group made up of Mvuzokababa Sibanda, Mthabisi Ngwenya and Nhlanhla Mzizi, is looking forward to surviving on music and is optimistic of a bright future.
Founder and Co-Chairperson of Mlele Productions, who have set up the first recording studio for Tsholotsho, Owen Sibanda believes that time has come for local artists to be given a platform to showcase their abilities.
He revealed that the setting up of the studio was a way of giving back to his community of birth.
While Tsholotsho is popular for Rhumba, Maskandi and Gospel styles, Amaganyana is bringing in a breath of fresh air with its new genre that has managed to captivate audiences.
The group is currently in the studio working on a second album.