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Sungura cyberture – Mark Ngwazi on a mission to broaden Zimbabwe’s biggest music genre
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Arts, Culture and Sport Sungura cyberture – Mark Ngwazi on a mission to broaden Zimbabwe’s biggest music genre

Mark Ngwazi inherited a Sungura songbook which depended a little too much on folk wisdom and flat moralising. Humour, wordplay and counterintuitive observation could be Ngwazi’s strongest points but his charisma provides the binding virtue to the songs he is building from memes, jokes and wisecracks. Six albums in, his outdoor church is only growing.