When all the Zimbabwean political shift sprung up, we thought of politicians fate, but very little of those that make these politicians. During the past week when most Zimbabweans were concerned about the government officials facing the political guillotine, our minds were fixated on ONE question; What is the next move for Mbare Chimurenga Choir? Has the group known for singing unending R.G Mugabe praises at all national and party gatherings been left in the cold amidst all the conflict that has taken place? With all the flip-flopping happening in politics, will they be able to skip to the next gravy-train like what most politicians are doing?
This assumption does not apply to them alone but also to the Born Free Crew who did the famous Connected song? Is there hope for them as well. When rapture descended,who were they standing with? Will they become musical chameleons who will not shy away from singing for their supper? On all these questions, we wonder, but surely time will tell.
If the past events of the week are anything to go by, there is great evidence that any of those with their hand in the cookie jar will sing praise to their most favorable situation denouncing the past with great verve. This set trend will no doubt set the pace for all politically aligned artists as well.
If they are part of the exodus, then probably the next song belted out will be a complete opposite of the previous ones such as ndimi mega.
What we are sure of is that Mbare Chimurenga’s previous albums are likely to be thrown into the musical abyss of history where Thomas Mapfumo’s music has been for the last 2 decades.