RENCO MINE - The Centre for Gender and Community Development in Zimbabwe (CGCDZ) last weekend helped upcoming Renco Mine-based Morning Stars band to launch their debut album.
CGCDZ identified the group during their Go and Vote campaign in the run-up to the July 30 harmonised elections.
The campaign was funded by the Flexible Fund Grant by Pact World as part of broader efforts to encourage especially women and the youth to participate in political activities.
The gospel album, which is titled Gore Renyasha, has been well-received in the mining community and is expected to receive good airplay.
Speaking on the sidelines of the album launch, CGCDZ programs manager, Chida Mudadi said it was the organisation’s objective to promote talent in communities.
"As advocates of 50/50 gender balance in all spheres of life, we were encouraged by the fair representation of both men and women in the band. It is also our responsibility to identify and promote talent in marginalised communities," said Mudadi.
The band comprises three male and four female members with Moses Kabungaidze being the band leader.
The launch was attended by high profile people from in and around the small town including traditional leaders and service chiefs.