Bear in mind the Zealots throughout the Biblical instances of Jesus? This was a bunch which earned its identify from the overzealous nature with which it approached points.
They have been zealous about Jewish independence from the Romans, and wished to push Jesus to steer a warfare towards the empire.
The Zealots took no prisoners when it got here to pushing their agenda, and nothing might detract them from their goals and actions.
Effectively, the sungura music style has simply acquired its personal zealots in Orchestra Zealous band, a youthful outfit led by 24-year-old Roy Roy from Chinhoyi.
The sungura group identify is exclusive — taken from the aggressiveness nature exhibited by the biblical Zealots.
“Orchestra Zealous is a bunch made up of men who’ve zeal in doing music, particularly sungura music. The group is made up of youthful individuals who have by no means performed in any band earlier than,” defined Roy Roy.
“I taught them how you can play the devices and was impressed by their zeal to take ahead sungura music, and that is the place the identify Orchestra Zealous got here from. Being zealous has helped us in setting excessive requirements, which we hope we will simply obtain as a result of we have now the zeal to push ourselves regardless of that we’re new in music.”
Roy Roy was born in Chinhoyi in 1994, and shaped Orchestra Zealous in 2014 in Ilanda, Bulawayo.
He then recorded his first single “Shantie”.
Roy’s group is made up of himself on bass and lead vocals, Conductor on lead, Samaz on rhythm, Cephas on drums, with Eddie, DK and Conductor offering the backing vocals.
Sweeden, Peter, Jimmy, Godfrey and Ruster are the dancers.
“I chosen these guys as a result of I observed that they had zeal for music, and this motivated me to show them. I really took a while educating them,” mentioned Roy Roy.
“I selected sungura music as a result of that’s the place my expertise is, although I compose gospel music, dancehall, rhumba and plenty of different genres, however sungura is my greatest.”
To this point, Orchestra Zealous has two albums and three singles.
The group’s widespread songs embody “Mababie”, “Leah” and “Kugona Kwese”.
For many who usually hearken to radio, they might have come throughout among the group’s songs that often obtain airplay like “Shantie”, “Baba Varipi, “Ida Vabereki”, “Rudo rwaMwari”, “Ruva Rangu” and “Mababie”.
The band launched its newest album on the finish of 2019 titled “Mashoko Echenjedzo” and has six songs.
On the album, the track “Baba Varipi” is in regards to the plight of youngsters who develop up with out being informed in regards to the whereabouts of their fathers and are troubled, looking for out. The kid will probably be pestering the mom in regards to the situation.
“Mirira Nguva” is an recommendation for individuals to attend for his or her time to prosper and cease pondering there are some individuals pulling them again by way of points like witchcraft.
On “Rudo rwaMwari”, Roy Roy is urging compassion for orphans, whereas on “Ida Vabereki” he urges youngsters to like their dad and mom and at all times keep in mind them even when they relocate to the diaspora.
“Mukadzi Wemumhu” is a warning towards adultery and “Ruva Rangu” is a tribute to a cherished one.
“My want is to get recognized and widespread for the recommendation that I give to individuals by way of my music.
“I additionally ask sponsors and promoters to strive us and they won’t be disillusioned. This may assist our music to unfold.”
Roy Roy mentioned they have been tremendously affected by Covid-19 as they did not document final yr due to the lockdown.
The banning of exhibits has additionally affected Orchestra Zealous financially.
“We stay up for producing movies this yr, and we ask sponsors to come back on board as a result of we need to produce prime quality movies, what has by no means been witnessed in sungura music,” mentioned Roy Roy.