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My shows still sell: Macheso

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SUNGURA king and fiery bassist Alick Macheso has disputed claims that the delay of his new album was negatively affecting attendance at his live shows.

SUNGURA king and fiery bassist Alick Macheso has disputed claims that the delay of his new album was negatively affecting attendance at his live shows.

BY ARTS REPORTER

Following widespread reports that the release of Jah Prayzah’s latest album Jerusarema had shaken the industry, Macheso told NewsDay it was business as usual and fans continued flocking to his shows regardless of the delay in his much awaited new offering.

In an interview on the sidelines of his recently sold out show at Zebra Village in Mbare, he said fans continued flocking to his shows.

“We’re going around Zimbabwe entertaining our fans and the response is more than encouraging,” he said.

Macheso revealed that while he was working around the clock to release a blockbuster album, he was not in panic mode.

“I do music for the fans and I believe the effort I’m investing in this album will do the talking. I’m past doing music for show or playing to the gallery,” he said.

“Whatever I do in the studio or on stage is to the satisfaction of my fans and it is inappropriate to say I’m panicking.”

Macheso said the fact that other musicians had released new albums on the starved local market was not a threat to him as he was happy for them.

“Music lovers always want new stuff and this is why I am giving it my all in the new album,” he said.

“For the better part of the week, I’m in the studio and even spending nights recording.

“On weekends I then resume my shows.”