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Art Alert: Mtukudzi to infuse Genaina Theatre with Zimbabwean airs

As part of the Spring Festival, famed Zimbabwean singer and songwriter Oliver Mtukudzi will perform at Al-Genaina Theatre on Saturday 17 May

Ahram Online, Tuesday 13 May 2014
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Oliver Mtukudzi performing at Bush House studios (Photo: Still from YouTube)
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Zimbabwean singer, songwriter and guitarist Oliver Mtukudzi will perform some of his most touching works on Saturday 17 May at Al-Genaina Theatre, as part of the Culture Resource's Spring Festival.

In his compositions, Oliver Mtukudzi tackles issues such as tolerance and peace between the people of the world. His lyrics speak against hatred and violence.

His music has gained him a large fan base across Africa, as he shifts between the Shona and Nebele languages and English. The musical fusion that he created -- which draws from different genres that emerged on the African continent -- is coined by his fans as Tuku Music, in direct reference to Mtukudzi.

Mtukudzi's musical career, which started at the age of 23 with the 1975 release of his debut single, has today accrued over 60 albums. He has been on several tours in the UK, US and Canada to perform for large audiences.

Seven times the recipient of the National Arts Merit Awards (NAMA), the highest in Zimbabwe, Mtukudzi is also a Goodwill Ambassador.

Check the Spring Festival complete programme here.

Programme:
Saturday 17 May at 8pm
Al-Genaina Theatre, Al-Azhar Park, Salah Salem Road, Darassa

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