Rute Mbangwa- Jazz Sensation


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Rute Mbangwa a renowed Jazz singer/songwriter. She is a national certificate holder in Music and a vocals teacher at Zimbabwe College of Music. Her music and performance are original, unique and professional while very intimate. She prefers performances where she can connect with her audience in a deep spiritual level in relation with her songs and instrument arrangement.

A Chipawo groomed dancer and actress and former backing vocalist for Tanga wekwaSando (Tega Tega Music Promotions),Rute Mbangwa formed the Jazz Sensation in the year 2004 comprising of 7 band members. 2004 – 2014 saw the band releasing two albums namely If Only My Heart Had A Voice in 2004 and Rute Goes Kumaginde in 2008. Apart from those two albums the band also released two double singles, Harare in 2013 and Kurikutonhora in 2014. Rute and the Jazz Sensation have graced standard Bank National Youth Jazz Festival in South Africa in the year 2007. Since then doors continued to open for them as they shared the stage with Nigerian Jazz star Kunle Ayo, South African Jazz song bird Judith Sephuma, the legendary singer/songwriter Ringo Madlingozi and inspirational Jimmy Dludlu.

Apart from sharing the stage with the mentioned Jazz gurus, the Jazz Sensation has toured Europe for NorskFjell festival, Molde Jazz festival Mela festival and Theatre Labor (Beif) festival. HIFA, Intwasa (Bulawayo) have been some of the local festivals the Jazz sensation has graced, in turn contributing to the jazz culture in Zimbabwe. Apart from adjudicating at the Zimbabwe/Netherlands Music marathon, Rute has participated in the FLAME Pamberi project AMAWALA (they shine) as one of the lead vocalists of 8. To top it off in 2015 she performed at the Secretary General of the Zimbabwe Music Union, before taking part in the Chinese New Year celebrations as she performed a duet with the Chinese Ambassador at the Celebration Centre (Harare). The Jazz sensation has jazzed on in private and co-operate functions such as the Chamber of Mines Conference, Delta ZITF opening cocktail, Institute of Management Awards, Rock Foundation Medical Centre Launch and Zim Research Council events just to mention a few.
To this date Rute is a member of the Lions Club Harare – The Phoenix and also a dedicated member of Lady Circle Zimbabwe.


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