Oliver Mtukudzi & The Black Spirits

Oliver Mtukudzi
Date: 
Sunday, September 1, 2013 - 7:30pm

KFAI is proud to sponsor the opening of The Cedar Cultural Center's 25th season with a FREE show by legendary Zimbabwean musician Oliver 'Tuku' Mtukudzi and the Black Spirits, on Sunday, September 1, at 7:30 pm.

Tuku is one of the most successful African recordings artists in North America. He is also a humanitarian and leader, honored as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for Eastern and Southern Africa, focusing on youth development and HIV and AIDS Prevention.

Tuku’s music is heavily influenced by a humanist chimurenga ethos, which, in turn, is inspired by the hypnotic rhythms of the mbira (thumb piano). His music also incorporates South Africa mbaqanga, the energetic Zimbabwean pop style jit, and the traditional kateke drumming of his clan.

His concerts exhibit a rare combination of utter joy and deeply rooted humanity.

Kick off The Cedar's 25th season with this FREE show! Tickets will be available at the door on the night of the show, subject to capacity.

More information is available at The Cedar.