Oliver Mtukudzi & The Black Spirits to Play at Duke Performances

Oliver Mtukudzi
Oliver Mtukudzi
Zimbabwean star Oliver Mtukudzi is scheduled to perform on Friday, January 18, 2013 at 8:00 pm at Reynolds Industries Theater at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.

Guitarist and singer-songwriter Oliver Mtukudzi, better known as “Tuku,” has produced dozens of original albums, most of them best sellers in his native Zimbabwe. But it is his dedication to the live music scene in Zimbabwe – playing to enthusiastic audiences in even the remotest parts of the country that has earned him the respect and admiration of the people in Zimbabwe.

His characteristic music style is now widely described as “Tuku Music”. Influences include the traditional forms of mbira, the South African mbaqanga, and the popular jit styles as well as katekwe, the traditional drumming patterns of his clan, the Korekore, which are very much absorbed into a music form unquestionably his own.

$32 • $26 • $10 Duke students

More at http://dukeperformances.duke.edu

Author: World Music Central News Department

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