Tuku to perform at Chocolate City in UK

Music superstar Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi (pictured left) and the Black Spirits will perform in a rare open air show in London, United Kingdom on Saturday.
Tuku, as he is known by his legion of fans, and a number of supporting African acts will delight fans at Chocolate City, formerly known as Players Club in Eastham, London.
Tuku has over the last decade been entertaining thousands of mainly Zimbabwean fans in indoor concerts in the UK.
“We have responded to numerous requests by Tuku’s fans for an open air concert and this is it,” said the spokesperson for the event organisers, Sipho Gumede.
He said the open air performance will be a real family treat where gates will be opened at 2pm with braai barbeque to be provided by the popular Rollers.
He said there would be assorted commodity selling stalls and jumping castles for children.
“This will truly be a fantastic family day packed with entertainment throughout and parking inside the venue will be free and secure,” he said.
Mtukudzi recently performed at the closing ceremony of the Fifa World Cup in South Africa, together with top African musicians including Yvonne Chaka Chaka of South Africa, Angelique Kidjo of Benin, Eric Wainaina of Kenya and Baaba Maal of Senegal.
Their song 8 Goals of Africa recorded by a total of eight top African artists is part of an awareness and advocacy campaign developed by the United Nations in South Africa on the eight Millennium Development goals (MDGs).
“Mtukudzi will start off with a performance in Leeds on Friday before going for the big, long–awaited open air show at the Chocolate City in East London,” he said.
After performing in the UK, Mtukudzi will continue with the international tour that will lead him to the United States of America and Canada, ending at the Luanda Jazz Festival in Angola on July 31.

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