(Alula Records, 2004)
This special edition set includes a CD with the album Shanda and a DVD with a live
performance and a documentary by the admirable Zimbabwean musician. In between
Oliver Mtukudzi introduces his family, his previous
bands, and his home studio. At the studio, one can follow his recording process
and how he interacts with other musicians.There are also interviews with his current band members, with an interesting perspective about the role of female musicians, plus a great music video
entitled “Ndakuvara.” Shanda is a fascinating look at one of the leading
figures in Zimbabwean music.
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.