“Ready to take Vimbuza dance to another level” says Sir Lineus. When people hear about Vimbuza, they recognise Tumbuka tribe. It is true that decades have gone now since the Tumbuka dance was deployed as means of overcoming traumatic experience of oppression and further developed as healing dance under British occupation, although it was forbidden by Christian missionaries in mid-nineteeth century.
The dance is no longer common and popular as it was in those days however the dance is still practised in rural areas where the Tumbuka live. Since for the Tumbuka, the dance has artistic value and a therapeutic function that complements other forms of medical treatment.
On what he calls “Move on campaign”, one of the local music artist called Sir Lineus who is well known as Vimbuza King has now fused this cultural dance with music. The artist has come up with ” Vimbuza” song that describes how to dance this cultural dance. The song is also carrier of his EP, “Vimbuza EP”.
“I am here to settle and take the dance to other regions. Stop thinking that this is related to satanic. We entertain, inform and educate through it,” he said.
“I am Lomwe by tribe, I have stayed in Northern region for ten years now and Tumbukas have entrusted me to represent the dance by crowning me as Vimbuza king.” he explained.
The ‘Vimbuza’ music track is already trending on local and international radio stations like Radio 2fm,Ufulu fm, Chanco fm and vwira365radio in USA, Dhilabheng radio in South Africa just to mention but a few. The song video shoot is in progress and now the audio is available on Nyasa music and Malawi music
The artist has been working on an EP which he is calling ‘Vimbuza EP’. Hence he plans to release it in january 2020. And later launches launch it
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