Prominent Zimbabwean guitarist and songwriter Oliver Mtukudzi is scheduled to perform on Monday, January 14th at 10:00 pm at Culture Project located at 45 Bleecker St in New York City.
Also known as Tuku, the musician from southern Africa is one of the most successful African recordings artists in North America, having sold hundreds of thousands of records on Putumayo, Heads Up/Telarc and Sheer Sound. Tuku is a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for Eastern and Southern Africa, focusing on Young People’s Development and HIV and AIDS Prevention.
His distinctive music style is now generally 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 typical drumming patterns of his clan, the Korekore, which are very much immersed into a music form undeniably his own.
The show is presented by Kaplan Music & Entertainment and T Presents. It will be held at Culture Project (45 Bleecker, at Lafayette).
Later in the week, 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.
Monday, January 14th, doors 10:00 pm
Culture Project 45 Bleecker St, NYC
Tickets: $15 + fees
Author: World Music Central News Department
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