To many of us who love mbira we know Sekuru Gora for his beautiful vocals, cheeky lyrics, (more on that in an upcoming post), and prowess at playing mbira. However for so many not-into-mbira Zimbabweans, they most likely know him for his song Kana Ndafa and its unforgettable video as I have found out through many conversations with them, younger and old.
It was in the late 90s on the popular local music TV programme Mutinhimira Wemumhanzi/Ezomgido that he truly took hold of the nation with his video of the song. It was the image of an old man dancing energetically to a Dinhe beat that won him praise even from those who were not necessarily into the type of music he was playing. In the video was Sekuru Majesa, (who I was lucky to have as a traditional dance teacher at some point in my life), who many would remember for his great dance as well. Together they taught traditional dance to many kids particularly so in Chitungwiza.
I have been and am still searching for that amazing video of Sekuru Gora dancing. I do hope it won’t just get dusty somewhere in the archives at ZBC and never be seen again. Here is an audio anyway and it’s powerful lyrics and have a great weekend.