Macheso gets state-of-the-art guitar

SUNGURA musician Alick Macheso received a custom-made guitar from the Red Cross Society (RCS) yesterday.

The popular musician, who is the RCS ambassador, was walking on crutches and claims to have hurt his right leg during a recent show.

He was limping during the guitar handover ceremony at Red Cross House in Harare.

“I hurt the leg during one of the recent shows,” said the sungura star who was recently deserted by three key members of his backing group.

He insisted though that all was under control.

“I have received medical care and I am recovering. We will be releasing details if there are any changes to our show line up.”

Meanwhile, Takemore Mazuruse, the RCS public relations manager, said the guitar presented to Macheso was a state-of -the-art guitar made by experts.

“We made a special order for the bass guitar with specifications that he requested. We engaged Hard Sound — one of the best sound equipment companies around to assist us.

“It is the first of its kind in Zimbabwe and we are trying to support his music career,” said Mazuruse.

The RCS public relations manager says the sungura great deserves all the plaudits.

“We recently appointed Macheso as our humanitarian ambassador and we are very happy with our working relationship. “We are in the process of building houses for survivors of the Chitungwiza blast and his cooperation has been great.

Percy Mukuchura, Hard Sound manager hailed their collaboration with Red Cross to facilitate the acquisition of the guitar.

“It was an honour to work with Red Cross. For us it was much more than merely acquiring a guitar.

“We travelled as far as Germany to decide what would be good for him.

“People are going to be amazed,” he said.

Macheso could not contain his joy when he accepted the guitar.

“I have played a number of guitars before but this one is just something else. I have never seen something like this. My fans should expect the best,” he said.

    Comments (2)

    congrats mudhara and get well soon

    Lenso - 27 June 2013

    Eeeextrabasssooooo!!! Aaaaalick Machesooooooo!!!!

    Semhalo - 27 June 2013

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