Afro-fusion singer/songwriter, guitarist and voice-over artist Masa Caroleen has one of these uniquely powerful voices that only comes once every hundred years. It transcends most other singers in the amount of depth it carries. It has a power that sounds like it comes from far away in a deep part of the universe. It is truly angelic in its full capability of expression, and she commands and allows it to be free in some of the most chilling and unforgettable ways.
Her creative soul leaves a golden impression on everything she touches, and her attitude is just sunshine. Her lyrics, mostly drawn from real-life experiences, will still be relevant hundreds of years from now.
I have never found a live performance of hers that didn’t have beauty written into every measure. When I watch her perform, I feel like she’s attempting to bare her soul the best way possible, and it seems that she finds this space internally making her performances even more rich, especially when she already has a voice that invites you to listen.
Her approach to making music by being her true self is one that’s unparalleled and inspiring, and her innovation to music is heralding a new sense of sound for our coming decade.
Born Caroleen Nqobile Masawi, the gorgeous songstress belts everything rock, house, jazz, and blues all within her African roots.
She started performing solo shows in 2013 on the Female Literary, Arts & Music Enterprise (FLAME) platform, an arts development program that promotes women artists into the mainstream of the arts in Zimbabwe.
In 2016, Masa started her own band. Since then, she had headlined and debuted on various stages that include Intwasa Festival Women Wine and Words Bulawayo, Okavango Delta Music Festival in Botswana, Shoko Festival, the Harare International Festival of Arts (HIFA), Jacaranda Music Festival and Miombo Magic in Zimbabwe.
She has proved to be a force to be reckoned with after she proved that not only is she great on stage but also great in a recording studio with her 2019 debut album titled Pamusoroi. Off the body of work, “Mazhet” and “Paye” featuring Mwenje Mathole did so well and were on high rotation on radio and the video played on ZBC TV often.
Pamusoroi is available on all major streaming platforms.
This month, #enthuse, through its #SheCreatesMarch feature series, celebrates the work of thirty-one Zimbabwean women creatives, the contributions and achievements they have made throughout history, culture, and society. The idea is to elevate visibility for commercial projects and commissions. Discover the work of avant-garde creatives who embody the spirit of the month by uplifting and empowering women. Representing diverse backgrounds and disciplines, these women share one thing in common: their dedication to supporting women and sharing their stories through art and creativity. We are thrilled to share their work. And this month is about them. #ChooseToChallenge