By Regis Mhako
Sungura ace Alick Macheso proved his mettle after a polished act in Chinhoyi at the weekend, where Chinese national Jung, affectionately known as Tatenda, found the Sungura beat irresistible.
Riding on the launch of his new album, Tinosvitswa NaShe, Alick Macheso took the first lap of his national tour to Mashonaland West where he performed in Chirundu, Karoi and Chinhoyi at the weekend.
In Chinhoyi, he dazzled fans confirming that he is the King of Sungura in terms of choreography, lyrical prowess and general showmanship.
In a move which confirmed the power of music in uniting people, a Chinese national popularly known as Tatenda could not resist the beat and bolted onto the stage for an up close with the sungura maestro while also showcasing his dancing moves.
Said Jung, “I feel like I am a Zimbabwean. I enjoy Alick Macheso. I love Sungura.”
Macheso, who believes in God as his fortress, said he is glad the Almighty has taken him this far, with his 27-member band.
“I never thought my music would one day touch the hearts of people of different races. I thank the Lord for taking me this far. I am also happy with the non-violent nature of Chinhoyi fans. This explains why I have performed in this town several times, and the support is fantastic,” Macheso said.
The multiple award-winning Sungura King was recently pampered with cash by fans during the launch of his latest album in Chitungwiza.