All eyes on Tuku, Peter Moyo

HARARE - Master of song — Oliver Tuku Mtukudzi — will launch his 62nd album in the capital tomorrow in one of the weekend’s biggest events.

Nzou as Mtukudzi is referred to by his friends and colleagues because of his totem — returns with a brand new 10-track album which is likely to test the market’s response to this latest offering.

The new album — Mukombe WeMvura — comes after almost a three-year gap since the last release — Sarawoga — a production which showed a grieving Tuku whose son’s death hit him hard.

Mtukudzi has over the years posted success with his albums and Tuku Music arguably stands on top of the pile.

The album gave the lanky Norton-based musician a commercial breakthrough but also on the back of sound management credited to ex-boss Debbie Metcalfe.

Today Mtukudzi stands arguably as the finest Zimbabwean musician whose music knows no boundaries.

And it is almost predictable that tomorrow his fans will be eager to sample the latest offering.

Tracks on the new album are Zvineita Tikudzwe, Hukoche-koche, Kamburumbunde, Dzinga Hwema, Kumba Manyowa, Perekedza Waro, Ndururu, Yawe, Munhikwi and Feso.

Sungura kingpin Alick Macheso, dancehall artiste King Shaddy and songbird Jean Masters will perform at the event.

Peter commemorates Dhewa

All roads lead to Harare Gardens on Sunday where Tongai Moyo’s commemoration event will be held.

The gig organised by Biggie Chinoperekwei will see a number of musicians sharing the stage and these include Peter Moyo, Alick Macheso, Slizer, Charma Gal, Zoey, Beverly Sibanda, Shiga Shiga, First Farai, Somandla Ndebele, Tocky Vibes and Killer T among others.

The annual Tongai Moyo commemoration gig is a hit with music fans that were enamoured with the works of the late Kwekwe musician whose death united the once deeply divided sector.

Slizer and Charma Gal add the flavour to the gig which is expected to draw a huge crowd if previous attendances are anything to go by.

Jibilika roars to life

The stage is set for this year’s edition of Zimbabwe’s biggest annual urban dance festival (Jibilika) to be held in the Harare Gardens tomorrow from 1000hours to 1800hours.

The event running under the theme Step up to HIV is expected to see over 2000 youth participating in the dance and theatrical annual festival.

At least 34 dance groups are expected to compete for honours.

Artistes such as Stunner, King Shaddy and Trevor Dongo among others are expected to perform at the event.

Zhakata invades Mtangaz Hide-Out

Tomorrow the Zora maestro Leonard Karikoga Zhakata and his Zimbabwe All Stars band will be performing at the above joint in Ruwa.

Zimunhu Bar hosts dancehall artistes

The Epworth situated joint is hosting man-of-the-moment Tocky Vibes and Kinna on Saturday.

Bev dates Chishawasha

Beverly Sibanda and her Sexy Angels are set to perform in Chitungwiza’s Zengeza 5 at the official opening of Hollywood Sports Bar tonight. She will be supported by upcoming dance group Yizo-Yizo.

On Saturday she will date Chishawasha for a performance at G8 Sports Bar.

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