Gonora Sounds is a family band that has been busking on the streets of Zimbabwe since 2004. Entertaining thousands of commuters with their street beat dubbed Gonora Sounds by regular revellers. The band is led by blind singer/songwriter Daniel Gonora, a master on the guitar with protege teenage son Isaac Gonora on drums. In recent years, the band has extended to sometimes include seasoned musicians Nelson “Mr Longman” Mutanda on lead guitar and Malizani Mbewe on bass for a full band set up.
Gonora Sounds under different band names have managed to record several street distributed EPs including Shoko Harivikwe. Daniel and Isaac’s street performances have garnered over 10 million views on the internet with international audiences following them on social media
The father and son duo feature in multi award winning documentary ‘You Can’t Hide From The Truth’ , and have collaborated with American Jazz Legend Pharoah Sanders as well as several international musicians on the Fernando Arno produced “What Love”. British duo, The Busy Twist have recently remixed the band’s song Rwendo Rweupenyu into the ‘Journey of Life Remix”
Gonora Sounds debut full length album Hard Times Never Kill. Produced by Zimbabwean music luminary Bothwell Nyamondera and American Producer David Aglow released in February 2022 on New York record label The Vital Records.