New York, USA – One of the finest acts from Zimbabwe will be touring North America to present The Oliver Mtukudzi Collection – The Tuku Years, his new album.
The Oliver Mtukudzi Collection features some of the most enduring and appealing songs by this extraordinary artist from Zimbabwe. A legendary figure in contemporary African music, Oliver’s albums are consistent bestsellers in his native land, and his previous three acclaimed releases on Putumayo have helped catapult him to international recognition as one of the African continent’s most important artists.
A master songwriter with a gift for combining gripping melodies, captivating rhythms and potent lyrics, Oliver Mtukudzi uses music to entertain, heal and provoke listeners both at home and around the world.
Dates subject to change. Please verify with venue.
Date: City & State: Venue:
7/5/03 Lugano, Switzerland Lugano Jazz Festival
7/10/03 Chicago, IL Putumayo 10th Anniversary Celebration @ Summerdance
7/11/03 Detroit, MI Concert of Colors Festival
7/12/03 Detroit, MI Wealthy Theater
7/13/03 Chicago, IL The Folk and Roots Festival
7/13/03 Chicago, IL HotHouse Cultural Center — Late Show
7/14/03 Cincinatti, OH TBC*
7/17/03 Trumansburg, NY Finger Lakes Grass Roots Festival
7/18/03 Providence, RI Waterplace Park Concert Series
7/19/03 Montreal, Canada Putumayo 10th Anniversary Celebration @
International Festival Nuits De Afrique.
7/20/03 Ottawa, Canada Ottawa International Jazz Festival
7/21/03 Toronto, Canada Phoenix Concert Theater
7/23/03 New York, NY SOB’s
7/24/03 Washington, DC Kennedy Center Millennium Stage
7/25/03 Atlantic City, NJ Kennedy Plaza
7/26/03 Brooklyn, NY Celebrate Brooklyn Festival
7/27/03 Schenectady, NY Central Park
7/29/03 Roseburg, OR Music On the Half Shell
7/30/03 Portland, OR Portland Zoo Amphitheatre
7/31/03 Albany, OR River Rhythms Concert Series 8/1/03 Piercy, CA Reggae On
8/2/03 Fallon, NV Churchill Arts Council
8/3/03 San Francisco, CA African Odyssey @ Stern Grove Festival
8/5/03 Santa Cruz, CA Moe’s Alley Nightclub
8/6/03 Los Angeles, CA TBC*
8/8/03 San Juan Capistrano, CA Music at the Library Cultural Arts Series
8/9/03 Sedona, AZ Putumayo 10th Anniversary Celebration @ Sedona Cultural
8/10/03 Dallas Gannis Hall
8/12/03 Seattle, WA TBC*
8/14/03 Vancouver, BC Croatian Ballroom
8/15/03 Salmon Arm, BC Salmon Arm Folk Festival
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.