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Tuku concert lives up to the bill



The Herald

Nyore Madzianike Senior Arts Reporter
CHILLY weather and communication problems that made it hard for most of Saturdays did not put off the fans of the late Oliver Mtukudzi who attended the tuku concert at the Belgravia Sports Club in Harare in honor of the legendary musician.

The event was organized by the Ministry of Youth, Sports, Arts and Leisure in collaboration with the National Arts Council of Zimbabwe and attracted hundreds of music fans.

The Minister of Sport, Arts and Leisure, Kirsty Coventry, and the NACZ Board welcomed the fans who came in honor of the deceased national hero.

The event started in the morning with a handful of fans present. The day went on.

The local musicians gave polished performances one after the other, with the "old guard" stealing the limelight at an event where young artists headed the list.

The top performers were the jazz pop singer Bob Nyabinde, who was the first to step on stage and present a polished performance that spiced up with the interpretations of the late Mtukudzi.

The singer of "Chabuda Hapana" also brought the fans into the past he performed his past hits and shared his personal experiences with the deceased national hero.

After Nyabinde's performance, Charles Charamba and his wife Olivia came on stage.

They girded songs from their discography, much to the joy of the crowd The Charambas, who are known as the first family of gospel music, have proved that they grew up when they convened the "old guard", to the Mechanic Manyeruke, Zexie, Manatsa, Albert Nyathi and Bob Nyabinde belonged on stage.

They banded together and played the late Mtukudzi songs "Tsuri" and took turns to swap the microphone.

The relationship that existed between the late Mtuk udzi and Zexie Manatsa was clearly perceived as he entered the stage.

Manatsa was accompanied on stage by his wife and son Tendai, who played the acoustic guitar.

The daughter of the deceased Tuku, Selmor Mtukudzi, took the accompaniment singing at her mother-in-law's side consolidating the relationship of the two musical families.

The "Blended" band brought the fans with songs like "Chipo Chiroorwa" and "Tea Hobvu" as well as its popular praise in the past tracks for top teams Dynamos, Highlanders and CAPS United.

Bulawayo singer Sandra Ndebele, who has been in the music scene for decades, also thrilled fans with her slippery dances.

South African musician Berita Khumalo took the stage after Sandra Ndebeles appearance and inspired the fans with her fluent speech of the Shona language during her performance.

She thanked the fans who graced the event and said her participation proved that Tuku's legacy still lives on.

Mozambique A Stewart Sukuma did not disappoint either, having played some of his new tracks for the first time in the country.

He also thanked for being part of the Tuku concert.

South African saxophonist Steve Dyer shared this The stage with Ammara Brown also did a great job.

But it was Piki Kasamba who thrilled the crowd with his routine dances when he appeared on stage with Selmor Mtukudzi.

They gave a well-choreographed performance while they played tuku music.

Alexio Kawara as well as the Zimdancehall stars played Killer T and Enzo Ishall.

Other musicians included Mbeu, Kesia, Munya Mataruse, Juntal, Bonnie Deuschle, King 98, and ExQ.


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