By Genius Moyo
An upcoming Plumtree based music group Afro Tonic is working out of the clock to release their second album by the end of the year, at least to throw the border town in the contemporary music map.
Plumtree town boasts of music greats such as Solomon S’khuza, Martin Ngwenya of Ndolwane Super Sounds, Clement Magwaza Ncube, Ndux Malax and many more others famed for Afro-fusion music which has a huge following in Matabeleland.
If the new kid pulls the right code, there will be the first contemporary musicians to rise from the Kalanga community.
The group ventured into music in 2013 with a stage name Iced Out. Although the group has a single album in their belt, ‘Drums of Steel’ they are still fighting to find a niche in the mainstream market.
The youngsters have performed on several events including Ilima Labatsha festival and Heroes day.
“Our forthcoming album seeks to address a myriad of social issues affecting Plumtree residents”, Sipho Mtundi the group’s spokesperson told Getjenge Community Radio.
We want our songs to have a message which will empower audiences and also foster youth participation in such ventures”.
Amid a plethora of problems including lack of access to professional recording equipment, the group is determined to soldier on to be the first outfit to come out of Plumtree.