Iminyela-bred Afro fusion and Hip Hop musician Irvine Phakathi, otherwise known as Scarrah, released his second album titled Insewula and his fans were afforded a listening session of the offering.
Loosely translated, Insewula refers to the first summer rains.
The listening sessions were done in two phases; the first one was held at Iminyela Beer Garden on 31 August and the following gig was held at Mathonisa Beer Garden at Mpopoma on 1 September, suburbs where Scarrah has a massive fanbase.
All the events were organised and presented by Derrick Tembo who is the director of Kaisa Events.
Artistes such as Killemol, Chuck Tha Lunatic, MJ the Moonwalker and Mzistozi Mfanafuthi, School Kid, Street Fame and Fish F Ndaramu, were supporting acts on both gigs.
Scarrah, a character who prides himself in singing folk music fused with current rap trends, said he was grateful for the support he got from his fans and fellow artistes who attended the shows.
“This is my second album and it features six tracks which are Umama, ULobengula, Lotto, Makoti, Kuyangihlela and No lie. It took me two months preparing this album.
“I sing mostly in my native language (Ndebele) and in my songs I make sure that the traditional elements of our culture are always there on my composition, fused with the current trends of Hip Hop.
“I believe that on its own is the major reason why most people love my art and it justifies the support they showed me on the gigs I made for them through their attendance,” said Scarrah, a professional mechanic.
Insewula offering’s songs such as Makoti and ULobengula has since hit the airwaves on local radio stations.