Lusanda back with new album

Yoliswa Sobuwa

THE Lusanda Spiritual Group, one of South Africa’s highest-grossing gospel bands, is back with a new album.

Uhambo Lwami, a 16-track album, is expected to hit music stores on Monday.

Group leader Lusanda Mcinga said the album talks about her journey in life.

“It shows how the Lord has not forsaken me. I am also hoping to change someone’s life,” she said.

The group has been out of commission for some time after leaving Gallo Records.

But it found a new home and a three-album deal with Tammy Music under Thami Mdluli and EMI.

During their stint at Gallo, Lusanda Spiritual sold 1.5 million albums. But shortly after leaving Gallo the group’s future looked bleak.

Mcinga was arrested after she allegedly assaulted a man selling pirated copies of her music.

She said those days were gone, and the group were looking forward to the release of their new album.

“I have been shopping around for a recording deal and finally decided on Tammy Music.”

Mcinga believes the company understands the direction she wants to take.

“I am very excited about the deal. I am also excited about what we are about to release.”

She said the album was for everyone – young and old.

“My fans should not worry as the sound still remains the same, with a bit of maturity.”

Mdluli is a renowned producer and jazz artist with more than three decades of industry experience.

“There was no way I could not sign the group. It is no secret they have talent. They just need to be steered in the right direction,” Mdluli said.

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