Oliver Mtukudzi, pride of Zimbabwe
September 16, 2007 12:26 AM Subscribe
posted by flapjax at midnite (11 comments total)
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Let's pay a visit to Zimbabwe's Oliver Mtukudzi
, or Tuku
, as he's affectionately known to his fans. His voice has a touch of that sweet soul gravel reminiscent of Georgia's Otis Redding
, or Jamaica's Toots Hibberts
, but his mellow fingerpicking guitar
style and relaxed
, loping grooves
all the way
. His earlier stuff
is certainly worth going back
to as well
! And, hey, it's unlikely you'll hear too many other pop stars who sing lines like "Call the mother of my childfren. I am hurt. I was injured while training the ox."
Though it's a bit out of sync, and the sound isn't the greatest, here's
a YouTube clip by an audience member at a live show in Washington DC, and another
, similar, from a live show in Virginia.
London MeFiers take note: he'll be in your town soon
, providing those visas get sorted...
Those interested in checking out some of the younger artists coming out of Zimbabwe can get some info here at Zimvibes.com