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MUSICIAN Shastro whose real name is Shadreck Mburai left Harare early this week for Dallas in the United States for a musical tour of that country. Shastro confirmed the tour shortly before his departure saying he was thrilled to be performing in the US, which is widely regarded as the hub of urban contemporary music like R’n’B and hip-hop.

“This is one of my biggest shows and I am going to do my best to prove that Zimbabwean artistes have what it takes to be among the best in the world.

“If Akon made it on the international map, why can’t Zimbabweans do the same in similar fashion, as to what our own Audius Mtawarira did in Australia?” he said.

He said it was a dream come true to perform in the US since our music is now being appreciated.

Shastro will be based in Dallas where he will be conducting rehearsals under the guidance of some professional music coaches as he prepares for his show to be held in Atlanta on May 26.

“I am going to use this long stay in the States to establish links with fellow artistes, recording companies as well as use it to scout for promoters and also potential shows,” he said. But how did he manage to strike such a big opportunity?

“When Stunner toured the United States last year, I was supposed to be part of the crew but somehow it failed to turn out like that. Fortunately, the promoters have always been communicating and eventually they decided to invite me for this tour, of which I am very grateful for,” Shastro said.

The gifted rapper said he was currently working on his videos for singles like “Mudhara Banda”, “Nyemwerera” featuring Mac Dee and “My Dreams” which is currently doing well in the Top 20 Power Fm charts.

Shastro – who is twin brother to footballer Misheck Mburai – a striker at Harare City Football Club – started off his professional music career as a backing vocalist for Stunner whom he describes as a brother.

In 2011, he released his first album titled “Revelation” that carried the hit song “Sweet Love”.

He then hooked up with Mac Dee whom he is currently working with.

Source : The Herald