Dressing now defining artistes – NewsDay Zimbabwe

Felistus “Feli Nandi” Chipendo

Taking a closer seem at the various music genres in Zimbabwe, one can safely argue that just about every a single can be differentiated by the kind of dressing musicians generally wear.

For instance, people into Afro-jazz, their dressing leans towards cultural and traditional, when those into hip-hop are typically recognized for big chains, earrings, saggy trousers, hoodies, huge sneakers and tattoos in line with exactly where the style originated: Western capitals.

Hip-hop musicians are typically into fashionable dressing trending at that presented instant globally and mostly influenced by major artistes in the genre.

For gospel singers, generally they are into official don that is smart matching outfits, or fits for gentlemen primarily.

On the other hand, as gospel audio is now coming in diverse genres, the dressing is also modifying a small, though not relocating away from the formal.

Some musicians, no matter the celebration or anywhere they are, are discovered by their apparel.

This kind of artistes include things like Afro-jazz singers Feli Nandi, Fusion 5 team, Hope Masike and Mwenje Mathole.

Songstress Feli Nandi is mostly regarded and can be simply determined by her Ankara wear. She believes that this style of dressing expresses who she certainly is and has a Zimbabwean taste to it. She is either in a lengthy Ankara costume or skirt.

Modern team Fusion 5 Mangwiro is popularly regarded for their African apparel like robes.

On stage a person can conveniently recognize the group via their African have on and to complement this, they also use instrument like the mbira. When the mbira and the dressing are combined it would not be far from the reality to describe them as embodiments of African custom and society.

The two ladies, Dudu Manhenga and Hope Masike, are typically spotted in their African head wraps, prolonged earrings and hand bracelets.

It is only on quite scarce occasions that you see them not putting on head wraps. On best of the head wrap, Hope Masike also commonly sports African print attire.

In the gospel steady veteran musicians, Charles Charamba and spouse Olivia just about constantly gown in official satisfies and this can be viewed in most of their audio video clips and at are living performances as perfectly.

The official dressing has rubbed on to other gospel artistes who incorporate Dorcas Moyo and Fungisai Zvakavapano-Mashavave, among other folks.

For hip-hop singers these as Holy 10, Hillzy and Takura among the other people, their sort of dressing is particularly the long chainsand hoodies which they don mainly on phase and in songs videos.

RnB and city grooves musicians are mainly identified by intelligent casuals, which include simple jeans, golf or simple T-shirts, as very well as the popular “bhachi nejean” (jacket and jean).

But when it comes to sungura and dancehall musicians, their dressing is not truly certain as they dress according to perform or occasion.

Winky D is most likely the only dancehall musician who wears distinct attire as he is normally determined by his head wrap which in most circumstances will be matching with either the jacket or trousers.

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