Mapfumo and Tuku to spoil music fans

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Published on June 03, 2011 with No Comments

IT DOESN’T get any bigger than this: two great and living southern African music legends on one stage!

If you are still wondering what I am raving about, well, imagine this: the father of Zimbabwean chimurenga (struggle) music, Thomas Mapfumo, will share the stage with equally acclaimed musician Oliver Mtukudzi.

Electrifying, energetic and emotional are some of the adjectives that can be used to describe the rare performance when these two great masters take to the stage. And that is exactly what is going to happen on Saturday night at Big Arena in Carnival City on a billing dubbed One Night in Africa.

Last Wednesday might have been Africa Day, but there could be no other continental night on the country’s calendar to match Saturday night.

The gig had initially pitted Mtukudzi against the Jaziel Brothers and new Afro-pop sensation Asanda Bam to spoil music lovers on the night. But the organisers this week announced that Mapfumo would perform with his countrymen.

During the Zimbabwean guerrilla war Mapfumo kept the fires burning with his chimurenga sound until the country got its independence in 1980.

Doors open at 8pm and tickets sell for R240 and R280 at Computicket, Shoprite Checkers and at the door.

Source; Sowetan


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