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Superstar Oliver Mtukudzi, who has been on an international tour for the past few weeks, stages his homecoming gig tomorrow at Misty’s at Newlands Shopping Centre, where he is expected to reconnect with his local fans. Mtukudzi or simply Tuku to his legion of fans will be backed by The Black Spirits.

“Tuku makes a welcome return to Misty’s in a must-attend gig. It will be a night of fun with lots in store for the fans. And as always we are going to deliver the best in music and dance just the way fans like it,” said Tuku’s manager and drummer Sam Mataure.

The gig promises nothing short of fireworks as Tuku will be in high spirits to enthrall fans during his first outing after his successful tour.

Tuku is one of the granddads of Zimbabwean music.

What makes Tuku’s music so powerful is that he delivers his messages with a gritty vocal style.

His music has made inroads internationally and his recent tour was a resounding success. Many international critics have applauded Tuku for creating unique music.

According to one international ctitic, “Tuku music also incorporates the hard-driving South African mbaqanga beat and the katekwe drumming patterns of his Korekore people.

“A prolific artiste -he’s released more than 60 album in Zimbabwe – Tuku only started gaining widespread attention in the United States in the mid 1990s, when Bonnie Raitt began championing his music.

“She cited his song ‘What’s Going On’ as the inspiration for her tune ‘One Belief Away’ on her 1998 album ‘Fundamental’. More important, Tuku began working with Steve Dyer, who helped create his 1998 hit album ‘Tuku Music’.”

Source : The Herald