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Close encounter with Tuku slated for The Mannenberg


Master musician Oliver Mtukudzi will return to The Mannenberg stage in Harare on February 3, for a rare acoustic performance.

According to Pamberi Trust, Oliver’s acoustic performance will bring him into close proximity with his audience which is often distanced in a big stage set-up.

This is a new concept to satisfy the demands of his fans in the capital.

“This show is the people’s chance to catch the finer nuances of Tuku’s performance, a close-up on guitar work, a shrug of the shoulder, a laugh, a wink of the eye. It will also give them a chance to get up close and personal with him before he heads off on various international tours this year,” read the statement from Pamberi Arts.

Up-and-coming young artists John Pfumojena (vocals, mbira) and Ishe Jere (keyboard) will pave the way for Tuku as curtain raisers on the night of the event.

These artists are gifted young men who are following in the footsteps of Tuku and other acclaimed artists of Zimbabwe, with a passion for their music and the ability to deliver.

“The opportunity for them to perform on the Mannenberg stage is a chance for them to be exposed to a wider audience, and another step up on the ladder to recognition and acclaim,” read the statement.

Mtukudzi supports the development of young Zimbabwean artists through the Pakare Paye Arts Centre in Norton and general encouragement of all artists, by willingly sharing his space with them.

On the day of the event, doors will be opened from 8pm with limited seating areas and a cover charge of $20 will be charged.

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