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Oliver Mtukudzi on Music Time in Africa

PostPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 12:35 pm
by Alan
Worth watching Tuku if you can cope with Heather Maxwell. No wonder the rest of the band did a runner...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?list=UUvn0 ... r_embedded

This is the blurb

On July 23rd, the legendary Oliver Mtukudzi and his group The Black Spirits were my invited guests on Music Time in Africa. They’re on tour promoting Sarawoga, Oliver’s 61st album to date. I met the whole band as it rolled into the VOA headquarters parking lot. But Oliver entered the building alone, just he and his guitar and a simple backpack. When I asked about the rest of the group, he laughed and said, “Oh, they’re out having fun somewhere!” I was looking forward to hearing the Black Spirits and getting to know them all, and I was not disappointed. On the contrary, as Oliver was settling into the studio, I realized with the thrill and excitement of a school girl meeting face to face with her first crush, that I was going to have him all to myself. The next thirty minutes with Oliver opened my heart to Zimbabwe and opened my mind to the power of music to soothe the human soul. Tuku’s velvet raspy voice and mbira inspired guitar style are entrancing. In song and conversation, he speaks about things that matter to him as a father, as an artist, and as a living legend and doyen of Zimbabwean musical culture. Enjoy Oliver Mtukudzi as I did in this unplugged interview from Studio 4.
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Oliver Mtukudzi returns to London on Friday 25 October

at The Royal Regency, 501 High Street North, Manor Park, London E12 6TH (9pm-4am) sharing a bill with Jah Prayzah & The 3rd Generation Band and Sulumani & Chimbetu & The Orchestra Dendera Kings

More here http://www.y2kpromotions.com/

Jah Prayzah & The 3rd Generation Band http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlcHukkcxD0
Oliver Mtukudzi & The Black Spirits http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDWUigS3zGw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=erKlFa_TbV0
Sulumani & Chimbetu & The Orchestra Dendera Kings http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mNTt74muUA

Re: Oliver Mtukudzi on Music Time in Africa

PostPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 1:57 pm
by uiwangmike
And as he mentions, it's his 61st birthday on Sunday (22nd).