Reggae group The Wailing Brothers says it has worked on an album to be released in January next year to address the devastating effects of climate change.
Band leader Takudziwani Chokani said in an interview yesterday the album titled Climate Justice is a collaborative project with Scottish national Professor Bob Kalin and his wife Fiona.
He said through the album the public will be sensitised to the importance of conserving the environment so that the country has a steady supply of potable water, adding this will also help to evade floods, droughts and hunger.
Said Chokani: “We are singing against various human activities that threaten the environment such as careless cutting down of trees and charcoal making. We want to tell people that water is life and that they need to take care of it by protecting the environment.”
He said the 10-track album was recorded at Greener Arts Studios in Blantyre and mastered at GND Studios in Scotland.
Chokani added that the album has incorporated various genres, including reggae and traditional.
Some of the songs in the album are Madzi, Anambewe and Elixir of Life.
“Times are changing and it is the responsibility of everyone to take part in restoring the lost environment. As musicians, we need to be revolutionary in our approach if we are to change people’s mentality. Music should not just be about entertainment or making sales,” said Chokani.
He said the group has so far started shooting videos of some songs in readiness for the launch in January next year.
In February this year, The Wailing Brothers also launched Unfinished Project after breaking away from the Black Missionaries Band in November 2015. n