Mhango Salvation Singers has said it plans to reunite and return to studio to record some of its best hits.
Speaking when unveiling the plans, one of the members of the group Reverend Chimwemwe Mhango said the decision has been arrived at to make the songs available to current generation. He said the group was one of the best of the times, but some of the songs cannot stand the test now due to changes embraced in music development.
“We are teaming up shortly. We have been in touch asking each other about the group and its albums, but because we are now scattered, we have decided to rerecord some of the songs in the albums so that the current generation can taste the touch that was in our songs, “said Mhango.
He said the problem with many songs is that they were recorded using a Banjo and a guitar and sounds unattractive to most people in today’s generation. He added that the focus in the songs was messages and there is need to combine messages and better instrumentation to make them danceable and more appealing.
Mhango Salvation Singers was founded in the 1980’s and was composed of only members from the Mhango family. These are Mercy,Patrick, Jane,Chimwemwe, Kate,Wezi,Gift and Tiwonge.
Before its disbandment in the late 1990’s, the group released five albums. It was also one of the bands that toured the country and crossed the boarders with music shows. It was once named best music group during the MBC’s Entertainers of the Year awards.