By Tendai Mukaro
Multi-lingual, gospel artist Brighton Parwaringira’s approach of using different languages on his songs seems to be paying off as this has widened his reach in turn attracting fans from diverse backgrounds.
Parwaringira, who has worked as Evangelist Christopher Alam’s worship leader over the past two decades and has been to several African countries ministering the gospel through music and has used this experience to establish his musical career.
Evangelist Christopher Alam is a well-known Christian minister who specializes in conducting crusades in African countries.
The budding artist told SlymediaNews he uses different languages on his songs so as to reach the different societies that make up the Zimbabwean community.
“I use different languages Zimbabwe is a multi-lingual nation and we also have some groups of people from different countries who reside in here whose musical needs should not be ignored,” he said.
“Having travelled to different African countries since I was 17years old I thought I could penetrate into these different countries through my own music.”
Parwaringira recently released a 10 track live DVD which has songs in Shona, Bemba, Chewa and Portuguese.
“The response I am getting is quite encouraging and I give glory to God for that because without Him I would’t have reached this far,” Parwaringira said.
He has managed to grab the attention of foreign fans.
“Brighton’s music frees my soul,” said Mrs Kabemba from Zambia.
“I have watched him perform a good number of times here in Zambia and so when he was launching his album in Zimbabwe my husband the Apostle and I , had to get tickets and be there for another wonderful experience.
I am always blessed to listen to him singing.”
Some fans said, Parwaringira’s music has transformed their lives.
“Today I am one of Zambians best music Producer and mixing engineer, it all started with Brighton’s music,” said Isaac Phiri from Zambia.