Gasa —promising sungura musician


Could rising musician Romeo Gasa be blossoming into another sungura star?

The young artist who leads the group Extra Valembe appears to be destined for greater heights.

At a recent show at Plaza De Castilla in Greencroft, the youthful artist seemed possessed, wowing fans with his guitar skills.

Even Peter Moyo with whom he shared the stage had a tough act to follow as Gasa had set the bar high when he performed first.

The Chinhoyi-born artist rose to fame with the song Mamvemve from his debut project Sungura Kompressor.

Speaking in an interview after the show, Gasa said he was grateful to Moyo who had been supportive.

“It is difficult to play with many other musicians as they tend to sabotage me as far as sound engineering is concerned. The case is different with Peter (Moyo) and I owe the quality of my sound to him and his team,” said Gasa.

The 2007 Chibuku Road to Fame winner played the bass guitar, exhibiting unimaginable prowess that would have turned Alick Macheso green with envy.

Speaking at the same show, Patson Chimbodza (aka Chipaz), promoter of the gig, hailed Gasa for his great display.

“I am happy the young man is proving everyone who doubted him wrong. I think it is high time that people started looking at these young artists and supporting them since they are the future of Zimbabwean art,” said Chipaz.