Tuku to roll back the years

HARARE - Zimbabwean music legend Oliver ‘Tuku’ Mtukudzi will hold a Greatest Hits Concert in Harare on Independence Day Eve soon after returning from a three-month tour of United States, the Caribbean Islands and the United Kingdom.

The April 17 concert, being put together by Tuku Music in partnership with ZiFM Stereo, Impala Car Rental and Zimbo Jam, will see fans decide on the songs that will be performed during the show.

The international music icon is looking forward to the unique concert.

“The idea of the concert came about because we always get people asking us why we don’t perform certain songs at our shows,” said Tuku.

“So we decided to give the fans a chance to tell us which songs they want us to perform at this show. All the top songs that they see as our greatest hits, we will perform on the night.”

The 61 year old musician is keen to forge various partnerships that can benefit the local music industry.

“As Tuku Music we can only do well if we build great relationships with our fans and other partners. We have brought in ZiFM, Impala Car Rental and Zimbo Jam as part of our vision for some of the long term projects we have that will help build support structures for the music industry through our work at Pakare Paye,” he said.

Tuku Music and its partners for the unique concert have also put together various competitions that will see lucky music fans walk away with tickets for The Greatest Hits Concertand trips to some of Zimbabwe’s top tourist destinations.

One of the promotional campaigns for The Greatest Hits Concert will enable 20 lucky fans to visit Pakare Paye Arts Centre where they will have lunch with Tuku himself at the centre’s restaurant.

Tuku and his band, The Black Spirits are currently in the United States of America on a whirlwind tour that will take them to ten States and then to the idyllic Caribbean island of Montserrat for the African Music Festival .From Montserrat Tuku will head to the United Kingdom for shows on March 21 and 22 before returning home to prepare for the April show.

  • Tuku, who is a UNICEF Ambassador, was recently awarded a Global Service Award by the Skagit Valley College in the United States of America for his “tireless devotion as a champion for the rights of the children in Africa”.

Comments (2)

Tuku is really a great musician who has his fans at heart. I love the guy

Zvakanaka Zvakadaro - 27 February 2014

Tuku is really a great musician who has his fans at heart. I love the guy

Zvakanaka Zvakadaro - 27 February 2014

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