The recent Canada and USA tours were an absolute success. The fans abroad are eager to hear music from home, in an environment which reminds them of home. The response was amazing as fans danced and sang along to most songs, and the hospitality and treatment given by the sponsors was beyond awesome. There were no incidents of racism or discrimination throughout the tours, which encouraged the team as they felt welcomed and appreciated.
At the festival in Edmonton, Canada, the crowd begged for more after JP’s performance, which was really encouraging. It is hoped that the team shall be getting more invites to perform at similar occasions. The mbira instrument is very fascinating to them in its nature and the unique music it produces, thus the feedback when team JP was on stage was very positive. After the team’s performance, many fans came up to them to take photos and buy CDs, which was also very uplifting.
Post Launch Report
Three days after the official launch of Mdhara Vachauya, Jah Prayzah is well-pleased with his efforts and thankful for all the support he has received thus far. He mentions Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi as his mentor and thanks him for doing the honour of officially announcing his album. Given the current economy in which people are struggling financially, it was encouraging and uplifting to see the huge crowd that turned up at HICC. The collaboration with Diamond Platinumz; Watora Mari, has received more than 200 000 views so far, and even the Tanzanians are eager to listen to Jah Prayzah’s music after having seen him feature on the song. Jah Prayzah speaks very highly of Diamond, expressing how down-to-earth and cooperative he is as a teammate despite how highly regarded he is as an internationally acclaimed artist. As a fellow young artists, Jah Prayzah finds inspiration and motivation from Diamond.
The road trip from Harare to Bulawayo on Saturday the 13th of August was also very successful as a long convoy of fans, corporates and sponsors joined Jah Prayzah in ushering his new album all the way to Bulawayo. Stopovers happened in every town; Chegutu, Kadoma, Kwekwe and Gweru, and CDs as well as promotional products from Pure Drop Cooking Oil and Datlabs were thrown to fans. The new album was on repeat the whole way and fans embraced it, sometimes dancing along and singing too. In Bulawayo, the City Hall car park where the launch was held was fully packed and the crowd appreciated the new album. The response to Mdhara Vachauya has been amazing, and the team is looking forward to performing it all over the country.