Catch Me When I Fall!!

Cythia Mare with 2Face Idiba 

Zimbabwe's hottest export - Cynthia Mare releases 'Catch Me When I Fall' - the Dreadox Holmes Remix featuring Nigeria's biggest dancehall star
- General Pype in the UK. It follows the success of the original acoustic guitar, melody-driven song out earlier this year with production courtesty of ‘Krunchie'. The premise is simple; the London based songstress is falling for a guy and wants to know if he will catch her. This comes hot on the heels from a stunning cameo as first lady of the Zim Allstars - as she brings the glamour on JJC’s hit song “We Are Africans”, (the 263 remix) which came out on April 18. Featuring an international whose who of Zimbabwe - Bkay & Kazz, Jusa Dementor, Decibel, Jonah Sithole, Roby Gee, TK Paradza and the Nigerian super producer JJC himself, the track accrued 10K hits in just under 24 hours as it became a diaspora anthem of sorts on independance day.

Born and bred in Zimbabwe, Cynthia Mare arrives on the international music scene with 'Catch Me' as one to seriously look out for. Armed with two Top Ten singles (Zim) already under her Gucci belt, she moved to London aged 15 to finish school and attend University. In 2007 she recorded an E.P entitled Happy, which gave her the first taste of hit singles in her home country. In 2008, she came with another banger, 'The Diet song'. This song received amazing airplay on UK radio stations too, from the likes of BBC Radio 1Xtra, and Bang FM. In addition to this, Cynthia committed to honing her craft as a live performer and graced many a main stage both in the UK and in Zimbabwe. Last year she was a highlight at the Ndoro Childrens Charity - Zimbabwe Pearl Ball, where she shared stage with Zimbabwean Dancehall Ambassador Jusa Dementor. Other performers on the night included the legendary Oliver Mtukudzi and Ambuya Stella Chiweshe, the chart topping indie afro-punk band - The Noisettes (led by zimbabwean Shingai Shoniwa) and UK soul heart-throb McLean. However, one of her own favourite moments was performing to an audience of 50,000 people warming up the crowd at the Akon and Sean Paul show in Harare with her band and four backing dancers.

With the full backing of the ABRA tribe, 'Catch Me When I Fall' - has sent waves across Southern Africa since its release late last year. The video, directed by John Smarts (African Air Horn Dance) is currently on rotation on African TV including the South African music Channel O. The multi-talented singer/songwriter can also be seen presenting her Top 10 favourite videos of all time. Since the track was featured in Big Brother Africa 2010, it has driven African audiences to find out more about her and indeed the young lady was invited to attend the MTV MAMA Awards last year in Lagos Nigeria. She quickly connected with the heartbeat of the Nigerian urban music scene and hit the studio with various Nigerian and South African artists. Most importantly though - the remix of Catch Me When I Fall, produced by Dreadlox Holmes and featuring Nigeria’s biggest dancehall artist General Pype was born. Fast forward to June 2011 and the young songbird has just returned from Nigeria for the second time where she recorded a video to the remix out soon. She also represented as the only non-Nigerian artist to perform as part of a tribute to African pop sensation - Tuface
Mungwadzi Godwin

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