Gasa takes new al­bum to Mutare

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CEL­E­BRATED sun­gura ace Romeo Gasa will tonight (Fri­day) take his lat­est al­bum — “Code 263” — to his le­gion of fans in Mutare when per­forms at Club Man­disa.

Gasa, who is fa­mously known as — “Simbi Hombe” — due to his unique bass gui­tar strum­ming prow­ess, has charmed scores of sun­gura lovers in the eastern bor­der city that will tonight eat from his palm for the first time since the re­lease of the al­bum.

“Code 263” has been re­ceiv­ing rave re­views on ra­dio sta­tions across the coun­try since its re­lease in . . .

On the new al­bum Gasa mixed acous­tic gui­tar and key­boards into a fu­sion of sun­gura and afro-con­tem­po­rary genre.

“Code 263” is a unique project that has seen many sun­gura lovers chris­ten­ing Gasa the sun­gura game-changer.

Songs to look for­ward to on the al­bum in­clude “Anochema”, “Mr Brown”, “Mashura”, “Zvi­roto”, “Ziso re­moyo”, “Ndi­nokuda”, “Mbiri” and “Nguva in­opera”.

“We are ready for the gig, it is some­thing we have been wait­ing for and I am happy that the whole band (Ex­tra Valembe) is in high spir­its and ready for the show.

“We are happy with the over­whelm­ing re­sponse the al­bum has re­ceived so far.

“Our lis­ten­ers have been very sup­port­ive,” said Gasa, in an in­ter­view this week.

The inim­itable bassist, once ac­cused as Alick Mach­eso’s copy­cat, has ma­tured into a unique brand whose dis­tinc­tive­ness hinges on in­no­va­tive­ness and cre­ativ­ity.

His mu­sic car­ries so­cial com­men­tary that ap­peals across all ages and cou­pled with a long shelf life.

“Code 263” is Gasa’s sixth project af­ter “Sun­gura Com­pres­sor”, “Pin Code”, “Simbi Hombe”, “Mupedza Nyaya” and “Bho Zvekuti”.

Show pro­moter Boni­face Nya­man­hindi said he was glad to host one of the coun­try’s tal­ented bassist.

Gasa’s gig will be fol­lowed by Satur­day’s twerk­ing night and pole danc­ing where Harare-based dance groups Five Stars, Hot and Bling, Nice and Ex­otic and De­struc­tion An­gels will take turns to en­ter­tain rev­ellers.

Romeo Gasa

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