Zahara said she will shine…

By Khubalo Mpofu

And yes she is shining and she is yet to be a shooting star. Zahara
Mkutukane
, is a simple easy going yet dazzling African acoustic
guitarist
from the Eastern Cape has truly become somewhat absolutely
astonishing in the music industry.  With he debut album entitled
Loliwe meaning train, and to be honest this beautiful train is going
places really fast.

This spectacular album was released on August 29th, 2011, making waves
all over Southern Africa. She was an opening act for Chante Moore on
Sunday at the M1 Studios at the SABC in Auckland Park, Johannesburg
the day before her album came out, people received this young
beautiful bird with such grace, they creamed for more with every new
song she gave them. Even though she was an unknown artist to the
crowd, it felt like she had been blessing them with her swift afro
soul lyrics for years.

I am a true fan of Afro-soul and every time I listen to her album, I
find myself floating amongst the stars, dancing with the clouds and
smiling at the sun. Her lyrics hit home and every track deserves to be
put on repeat. My favourite tracks would be the cover track Loliwe, a
track filled with African drums called iRhaki and a stunning love
story of a lost love, ?Incwadi encane’. This album is surely a one to
have to all those afro-jazz/afro soul lovers out there.

We do though hope with this kind of talent and captivating voice she
will not become a typical one hit wonder but will grow into this
industry true African diva such as Judith Sephuma, Siphokazi and the
likes of Simphiwe Dana.

Go out and get this album, you wt regret it! 

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