Makitaza No Vusi Ximbi

Makitaza no Vusi Ximba
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The CD by Vusi Ximba and charismatic ` and at times plain bizarre ` Reverend Makitaza - ''was created as Kwazulu Natal initiative for female empowerment''. The CD is entitled Ezemigwaqo Namathuba Emisebenzi (Empowerment opportunities in the transport sector) a tribute to women for the role they continue to play in poverty alleviation in this province. The CD is also about other departmental programmes including road safety. Through their humorous music Vusi Ximba and Makitaza have not only articulated the department`s programmes but they have managed to unite people in spite of religious, social and political barriers. Vusi Ximba - Despite limited radio airplay, due to his outspoken lyrics, Vusi Ximba`s music has been embraced by the black townships of South Africa. Known for his sharp sense of humor and comical tunes, Ximba continues to masterfully combine the concertina tradition of South Africa with a mixture of Zulu pop and Maskanda (Zulu rap). A native of Mandeni, a small village on the northern coast of Kwa-Zulu Natal, Ximba launched his career in the 1970s when his performances included humorous skits his with female dancers. Ximba`s debut solo album, Siyakudumisa, released in 1992, sold more than 100,000 copies.'' He recorded his 1998 album, Umthandazi Ejoyintini, with bass player / producer Maxwell Mngadi. ~ Craig Harris, All Music Guide''