Shut Up!, Chipo’s The New Katarina- Video
2 June 2024
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By Showbiz Reporter | ZimEye |

Chipo Muchehiwa Revives 80s Nostalgia with Stunning New Single Featuring Baba Harare

In a dazzling fusion of past and present, Chipo Muchehiwa’s latest single, featuring the inimitable Baba Harare, has taken the music world by storm. The song, a vibrant tribute to the legendary Katarina of the 1980s, masterfully blends traditional sungura melodies with contemporary visuals, creating an unforgettable auditory and visual experience.


From the first strum of the guitar, listeners are transported back to the heyday of Katarina, a time when sungura reigned supreme on the dance floors and airwaves of Zimbabwe. Chipo’s powerhouse vocals, coupled with Baba Harare’s charismatic delivery, breathe new life into this cherished genre. Their chemistry is palpable, each note and lyric brimming with authenticity and passion.

The song’s infectious chorus, “Munhu wese akuda kufara, zvinongoda kufara tese!” – “Everyone wants joy, all that’s needed is joy for all of us,” resonates deeply, capturing the universal desire for happiness and unity. This line, delivered with such fervor, is sure to become an anthem for a new generation while rekindling fond memories for those who lived through the golden era of sungura.

The accompanying music video is a visual feast, marrying traditional Zimbabwean aesthetics with sleek, modern cinematography. Dancers in vibrant attire move to the rhythmic beats, their energy mirroring the song’s joyful message. The modern production techniques used in the video elevate the traditional sounds, making them accessible and appealing to today’s audience without losing the essence of what makes sungura so beloved.

Chipo Muchehiwa’s ability to channel the spirit of Katarina while injecting her unique flair is a testament to her versatility and deep understanding of her musical roots. Baba Harare’s involvement adds a layer of depth, his seasoned voice providing a perfect counterbalance to Chipo’s dynamic range.

This collaboration is more than just a song; it’s a celebration of Zimbabwe’s rich musical heritage and a bold statement about its future. Chipo and Baba Harare have crafted a piece that is both a homage and a forward-looking beacon, reminding us all of the timeless power of joy and music.

As the final notes fade, one thing is clear: Chipo Muchehiwa has not only honored a legend but has also cemented her place as a torchbearer for Zimbabwean music, ensuring that the legacy of sungura will continue to inspire and uplift for generations to come.