Edwin Nhukarume, Entertainment Reporter
GREENDALE based chanter, Simba “Passion Poto” Magiri, believes Zim dancehall sound has to evolve to stay relevant.
Passion Poto, who fuses Afro jazz with Zim dancehall, said it is imperative for every genre to go through the process of evolving.
In an interview with H-Metro Entertainment & Lifestyle, Passion Poto said the fusion of Afro Jazz and Zim dancehall in his music will give music fans something new and refreshing.
“I realised that we cannot play the same music since 2012-2013.
“The sound has to be modified and go through changes to stay relevant.
“We even see that in consumable products they are modified to stay competitive on the market so the same can be done to music,” said Passion Poto.
“I think what I am doing now will get me some attention and create a new following.
“I believe this fusion of Afro Jazz and the Zim dancehall sound will make wonders for me,” he added.
The 29-year-old, who records with DKT Records, said music also needs financial investment to flourish.
“I realised that music needs money for it to be well managed and grow.
“The lack of funding is also affecting my work though we are really trying to take out Zimbabwean music to another level,” he said.
Passion Poto once recorded with Dobba Don and he is inspired by Davido, Fireboy and Jah Prayzah.