2 August 2016
JAH PRAYZAH has been overwhelmed by the huge turnouts at his shows on a maiden tour of the United States.
He was in Dallas on Friday before attracting a full house the following night in Washington DC.
The rising musician said he had not expected such crowds as he made his way to the US with just six members of his Third Generation band.
“To be honest I never expected such crowds because until now I had no idea how Zimbabweans based in the United States love my music,” said Jah Prayzah.
Their last show in the US was in Indiana this morning (Zimbabwe time) before they move to Canada for another three shows.
They will then return to Harare for the album launch set for August 12. Looking back at the Washington DC show, Jah Prayzah said the crowd sang along to tracks like Eriza and Chinamira.
“Hello was the most popular. I also sampled Hossana from the upcoming album and the crowd seemed to enjoy the song.”
Jah Prayzah said travelling with half of his band does not affect his performances. Travel and accommodation costs force foreign promoters to cut down on touring band members and this is the case with most, if not all, Zimbabwean bands, especially those whose music is considered ‘museve’.
Museve musicians have many band members due to the number of instruments used, backing vocalists and dancers needed.
“I don’t think travelling with half of the band affects performance because the music comes out the same.”