• Tuku Music

    While Oliver Mtukudzi--also know as Tuku--has always been revered in his home of Zimbabwe, he has been overshadowed in the American "world music" scene by revolutionary poet Thomas Mapfumo and the pop-party Bhundu Boys. His music is more romantic and bluesy than Mapfumo's, focusing on the grit of life rather than the broader cosmology. He's Ray Charles and Otis Redding to Mapfumo's Bob Marley and Bob Dylan. His voice is gruff but sweet; it implores rather than demands. The music that he creates to carry a song is often light as air, creating a beautiful tension between content and container. Mtukudzi's music has appeared on many compilations over the years, but this is the first full album of Tuku's music to be released in the U.S. It's a gem, with its shimmering guitars; its gentle, insistent bass lines; and a voice that will charm and challenge the listener. --Louis Gibson

    • ASIN: B00000JG1M
    • UPC: 790248015224

  • Tuku Music

    • ASIN: B073XP8RGK

  • Loser

    Loser by Captain TUKUWhen sold by Amazon.com, this product is manufactured on demand using CD-R recordable media. Amazon.com's standard return policy will apply.

    • ASIN: B07FDL3X5R
    • UPC: 192112657071

  • Rudaviro

    • ASIN: B0078XLTPW

  • The Oliver Mtukudzi Collection: The Tuku Years

    brand new; not a promotional CD; no holes or bar code scraches

    • ASIN: B00009QG5J
    • UPC: 790248021423

  • Oliver Mtukudzi: Living Tuku Music in Zimbabwe (African Expressive Cultures)

    Oliver "Tuku" Mtukudzi, a Zimbabwean guitarist, vocalist, and composer, has performed worldwide and released some 50 albums. One of a handful of artists to have a beat named after him, Mtukudzi blends Zimbabwean traditional sounds with South African township music and American gospel and soul, to compose what is known as Tuku Music. In this biography, Jennifer W. Kyker looks at Mtukudzi’s life and art, from his encounters with Rhodesian soldiers during the Zimbabwe war of liberation to his friendship with American blues artist Bonnie Raitt. With unprecedented access to Mtukudzi, Kyker breaks down his distinctive performance style using the Shona concept of "hunhu," or human identity through moral relationships, as a framework. By reading Mtukudzi's life in connection with his lyrics and the social milieu in which they were created, Kyker offers an engaging portrait of one of African music's most recognized performers. Interviews with family, friends, and band members make this a penetrating, sensitive, and uplifting biography of one of the world’s most popular musicians.

    • ASIN: B01MCTKYL3

  • Pfugama Unamate

    • ASIN: B07D4M56LH

  • Crazy (feat. Rapta)

    Crazy (feat. Rapta) by Captain TUKUWhen sold by Amazon.com, this product is manufactured on demand using CD-R recordable media. Amazon.com's standard return policy will apply.

    • ASIN: B07976SP8M
    • UPC: 192112379003