In the early 2000s a new genre emerged in Zimbabwe, competing with the rise of another new genre in the same country labelled Urban Grooves was Zimdancehall. A localised version of the Jamaican born sound of Dancehall.

In the first years of the genre it seemed like the ghetto youth couldnt get enough of it. Even though radio refused to play most of the tracks in the early days, the ‘street distro‘ made sure it hit everyone, either via bluetooth, pirated cds or play in public transport. It went on to take over Urban Grooves a genre that had backing from one of the top ministers.

Anyway, we have been playing this genre, a lot of artist came and a lot went. Where are we with this genre? Do you still think its still relevant. Do you prefer the old dancehall to the new sound? Is relevancy getting involved in politics? Let us know by casting your precious vote below!

Is Zimdancehall Still Relevant In Your View?

 

 

 

Winky D dropped his 11th album titled Gombwe. Stream and download all the songs from the album here.

The album was launched at the Harare International Conference Center to a packed audience. One of Zimbabwe’s popular businessman and socialite Genius ‘Ginimbi’ Kadungwe paid $40,000 for the first copy of the album. You can read the story here.

STREAM YOUTUBE:

 

STREAM SOUNDCLOUD

https://soundcloud.com/zimdancehall-riddimz/sets/winky-d-gombwe-album-pro-by

 

TRACKS

  1. GOMBWE [DOWNLOAD HERE]
  2. NGIROZI FT VABATI VAJEHOVA [DOWNLOAD HERE]
  3. FINHU FINHU [DOWNLOAD HERE]
  4. I’M HOT [DOWNLOAD HERE]
  5. BHO YANGU [DOWNLOAD HERE]
  6. HIGHWAY CODE (G4o Diss) [DOWNLOAD HERE]
  7. CITY LIFE [DOWNLOAD HERE]
  8. DONA [DOWNLOAD HERE]
  9. MY WOMAN FT BEENIE MAN [DOWNLOAD HERE]
  10. HATIPEREKEDZANE [DOWNLOAD HERE]
  11. MAROBOTS [DOWNLOAD HERE]
  12. ONAIWO [DOWNLOAD HERE]
  13. SIMBA [DOWNLOAD HERE]

DOWNLOAD FULL ALBUM HERE