Gu­luva 7 ‘slays’ live hip-hop jam ses­sion

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Entertainment - Nh­lal­wenhle Ng­wenya

UP-AND-COM­ING hip-hop artiste Gu­luva 7 proved to be a force to reckon with at the jam ses­sion in Harare as he for the first time, per­formed with a live band.

Per­form­ing with a live band has been a chal­lenge for most artistes but the Bu­l­awayo rap­per who had less than a day to re­hearse with the Harare Talk­ing Gui­tars band made it seem like a walk in the park.

“I only man­aged to re­hearse once for the show with a live band. This was my first time per­form­ing with a live band and I must say, I loved it and know this was my best act,” said Gu­luva 7 who re­turned to the city on Wed­nes­day. “As I re­hearsed, I ap­pre ciated my mu­sic more and be­came con­fi­dent. That Harare band is noth­ing less of awe­some.”

Most hip-hop artistes pre­fer per­form­ing with a dig­i­tal set, but the ex­per­i­men­tal rap­per said he wanted to show that he was dif­fer­ent from the rest.

“Per­form­ing with a live band is very chal­leng­ing, but I knew my po­ten­tial and de­cided to give it a try. It paid off as the chem­istry be­tween me and the band mem­bers was elec­tric,” said Gu­luva.

The artiste who wowed pa­trons with the per­for­mance of City of kings, a track about Bu­l­awayo re­vealed plans to start us­ing a live band for all his per­for­mances. “As a re­sult of this ex­pe­ri­ence, I’m now plan­ning to do live per­for­mances for all my tracks and hope that other hip-hop artistes in Zimbabwe will fol­low suit.”

Gu­luva 7

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