Multi-award-winning dance troupe Inkululeko Yabatsha School of Arts (Iyasa) releases their much-anticipated song Babizeni Bonke whose music video was shot in the high-density suburbs of Bulawayo.
Iyasa last released a studio project in 2014 when they produced an album Afrika Alive that featured the popular and much-loved song S’jaiva Sibancane.
The music video for their new single, Babizeni Bonke was shot early last month in Mzilikazi, Makokoba and Barbourfields suburbs by Bulawayo-based production house Keaitse Films.
The song was written by Iyasa director Nkululeko Innocent Dube and was produced by Zimbabwean music producer Oskid, who has worked with Winky D, Killer T and Rocki.
The release of the song that invites masses to Bulawayo comes a day after the city celebrated 128 years of existence, a celebration that came following the culture week, which celebrated cultural diversity across the world.
Speaking to journalists yesterday, Iyasa director Dube said the song is a call to people to come and witness the beauty of the cosmopolitan and metropolitan city of Bulawayo.
“The song is a fusion of Afro and retro sound from the street vibes of Africa, the strong reflection on the beauty and memories of growing up in Africa,” said Dube.
“The song is a vibrant invitation to all the people regardless of colour, race or creed to the exciting culture of the city that nurtured us Bulawayo, the rest of Zimbabwe and Africa at large.”