Chimurenga musician, Thomas Mapfumo headlines a line-up of local musicians set to perform at late music icon, Oliver ‘Tuku’ Mtukudzi’s send-off concert at the National Sports Stadium in Harare tomorrow.
The show, organised by Chipaz Promotions and other local music promoters, will honour the Mtukudzi’s life and achievements. Tuku passed on Wednesday at aged 66. Among the artists set to perform at the event are Charles Charamba, Nicholas Zacharia, Baba Harare, Hope Masike, Sulumani Chimbetu, Enzo Ishall, Freeman and Edith Weutonga. Also featuring on the line-up are, Ex-Q, Jah Prayzah, Alick Macheso, Fungisai Mashavave, Andy Muridzo, among many others.
Reports also linked veteran South African musician, Yvonne Chaka Chaka to a surprise performance at the concert which will be free of charge. Tuku’s burial has been set for his rural Madziwa home in Mashonaland Central.
Thomas Tafirenyika Mapfumo, also known by his nicknames "Mukanya" or "gandanga", is a Zimbabwean Chimurenga music singer, a songwriter who is based in the USA. Mapfumo is one of Zimbabwe's top musicians. His genre of music is called Chimurenga (Shona for Revolution ) and many... Read More About Thomas Mapfumo
Mashonaland Central Province is one of Zimbabwe's ten provinces. It covers the northern mainland of the country and it stretches into to the Zambezi valley and the Mozambican border in the north east. It is dominated by the Shona speaking locals. The capital of the... Read More About Mashonaland Central
Edith WeUtonga is a Zimbabwean born musician and songwriter. She is the lead singer of the band Utonga hence the name Edith WeUtonga (Edith of Utonga). She is well known for being one of the very few women locally who play the bass guitar. She... Read More About Edith WeUtonga