Tuku's Greatest Hits Concert postponed

HARARE - Organisers of superstar Oliver ‘Tuku’ Mtukudzi‘s Greatest Hits Concert say the show has been postponed to April 25 to accommodate Independence Day eve gala.

Sam Mataure, who manages the Zimbabwean music legend’s affairs, told the Daily News yesterday the highly-anticipated event has been postponed out of respect for the country’s national day.

“Everything else for the Tuku gig is in order but we felt duty-bound to postpone the event because we didn’t want it to clash with an important national event,” said Mataure.

In addition to the fact that the playlist for the Greatest Hits Concert will be decided by music fans, Tuku’s manager revealed that the rearranged concert will now involve several other artistes.

“We will make available the names of the artistes who will share the stage with Tuku by Friday. We are really organising a big event,” said Tuku’s manager who also doubles up as his drummer.

Tuku recently expressed his desire to perform in the unique event being jointly put together by Tuku Music in partnership with ZiFM Stereo, Impala Car Rental and Zimbo Jam.

“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 the 61-year-old music legend.

“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.”

Tuku is also delighted to be partnering several corporate organisations in promoting local music.

“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,” Tuku said then.

In their bid to promote the April 25 concert, Tuku Music and its partners have also put together various competitions that will see lucky music fans walk away with tickets for The Greatest Hits Concert and trips to some of Zimbabwe’s top tourist destinations.

As part of the promotion, 20 lucky fans will visit Pakare Paye Arts Centre where they will have lunch with Tuku himself at the arts centre’s restaurant.

Tuku and The Black Spirits recently returned from a three-month tour of 10 states in the United States of America, the United Kingdom and the Caribbean Island of Montserrat where they took part in the African Music Festival.

Comments (2)

Can't really buy that excuse. When they proposed the date, didn't they know it was an Independence Day weekend? Don't seem that organized.

anon - 16 April 2014

It is good to play the peoples choice, also bear in mind that, there are moments which cry out for the entertaining songs, for the moving songs that dont slow things down and people fall asleep in the process, the usual selection i believe fires people up as the jazzy tracks are laid back for the ageing, in most cases Tukus live fans are usually young people who are not patient to listen to jazz unless if its fast like Shamiso, Shami

tichaona - 16 April 2014

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